Man on bicycle hit and killed while crossing dark area of Highway 6 in west Houston

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Police are working to identify a man who was hit and killed along a dark stretch of Highway 6 on Sunday night.

Houston police said the victim was riding a bicycle across Highway 6 near Briar Forest Drive around 8:45 p.m. when he was struck by a car.

The driver who hit the man immediately stopped and called for help, police said. The driver showed no signs of intoxication and was released from the scene.

Police say they've seen several deadly accidents along that stretch of Highway 6 in the past few months.

"Just here on night shift, I've been to three different ones in the last three months out here," Sgt. Michael Hroch said. "It's very dangerous. It's dark out here."

Police are urging pedestrians to always use crosswalks, that way traffic is controlled and it's safer to cross.
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