Man killed in hit-and-run after crashing his pickup in northeast Houston

Police at the scene of a crash in northeast Houston where a body was found nearby

August 17, 2013 5:58:05 PM PDT
A body was discovered blocks away from a wrecked pickup in northeast Houston Saturday morning, and police tell us the truck belonged to the man who was fatally struck by an unknown vehicle after walking away from his accident

According to the Houston Police Department, the 55-year-old man was involved in an accident at an unknown location around 4:30am. He drove his wrecked pickup a short distance and then backed it into a ditch on Ramin near Laura Koppe, not far from his home.

After the man parked the truck, police tell us he got out and started walking south down Ramin. That's when an unknown vehicle struck and killed him, officials said.

A passerby found the victim lying in the street and called 911. He was pronounced dead at the scene. His name has not been released.

Police are requesting that anyone with information on this case call HPD Homicide at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

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