Big rig driver killed in southeast Houston hit-and-run accident

HOUSTON

It happened around 8pm in the 5600 block of Almeda Genoa Road.

Authorities say the driver of an 18-wheeler was trying to cross the street when he was struck by a white, four-door car. The car then crashed into a utility pole, knocking it down.

The driver of the car got out and ran from the scene.

Detectives are still investigating, and authorities say the toppled pole has cut power to about a dozen households.

No other details were immediately available.

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