Pedestrian with walker dragged over a mile in deadly hit-and-run crash on Westheimer, police say

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Pedestrian dragged over a mile in deadly hit-and-run crash, police say
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The pedestrian was using a walker at the time of the crash, police said. It's unclear how many drivers were involved, but none of them stopped to render aid.

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- A pedestrian who was using a walker was killed in a hit-and-run crash early Friday morning in west Houston.

The crash happened around 5:15 a.m. in the 8800 block of Westheimer Road near Lazy Hollow Drive, according to Houston police.

Although the 68-year-old pedestrian was struck near Lazy Hollow, he was dragged a mile to a mile and a half down the road, an HPD officer said at the scene.

His remains were found between Lazy Hollow and Hullsmith Drive, HPD said.

After hitting the man, who police said was walking in a crosswalk, the driver fled the scene without stopping to render aid.

Police said it was dark in the area at the time of the crash.

Investigators did not provide a description of the vehicle they're looking for.

Anyone with information on the wanted driver or vehicle is urged to contact the HPD Hit and Run Unit at 713-247-4072 or speak anonymously with Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

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