Highway 249 reopens after deadly crash with pedestrian sparked total closure

Drivers can take Veterans Memorial as an alternate route to avoid the closure on SH-249 between West Rd. and Northwest Park Dr.

ByCourtney Carpenter KTRK logo
Monday, November 29, 2021
SH-249 closed in both directions after deadly crash with pedestrian
HEADS UP! The investigation into the deadly crash could cause a traffic tie up for morning commuters. Drivers can take Veterans Memorial as an alternate route.

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas (KTRK) -- A man was hit and killed in northwest Harris County just south of the Beltway early Monday morning, sparking a major road closure.

According to investigators, a pedestrian was either standing in or crossing SH-249 when he was struck by a Jeep around 3 a.m.

Deputies responding to the scene found the man dead upon arrival.

SH-249 was closed in both directions from West Road to Northwest Park Drive for a couple hours.

All lanes of the highway have since reopened.

The driver who hit the man stayed at the scene, cooperated with the investigation and did not show any signs of impairment, according to investigators.

Investigators had not released the identity or age of the man who was hit and killed.