North Freeway feeder reopens hours after bicyclist killed in hit-and-run crash

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Police are investigating a hit-and-run crash on Thursday morning that left a bicyclist dead.

The crash was reported around 5:10 a.m. in the 700 block of West Mount Houston Road, at the I-45 North Freeway underpass.

According to Houston police, the 40-year-old victim was riding his bicycle westbound in the eastbound lanes of West Mount Houston when a driver struck him.

Police did not know the suspect vehicle's make or model, but did say it was traveling eastbound on West Mount Houston.

The driver did not stop and render aid, according to HPD.

SkyEye flew over the scene, where the bicycle was seen lying in the roadway.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

The feeder road was closed for hours as crews investigated, causing delays for the morning commute. All lanes reopened around 8:40 a.m.

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