Hitchcock Police investigating a deadly auto-ped incident on Highway 6

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Thursday, July 15, 2021
Pedestrian killed in hit-and-run in Hitchcock, police say
Someone saw a truck speed off onto the highway as soon as they realized what had happened, according to police. Now, your help is needed to identify the driver.

HITCHCOCK, Texas (KTRK) -- Authorities are looking for the driver responsible for hitting and killing a man Friday night in the driveway of a Highway 6 motel where he lived.

It happened in the 9100 block of Highway 6 near Amber Drive around 10 p.m.,

Hitchcock Police Chief Wilmon Smith said a witness heard a vehicle run into the man and when that witness turned around to see what happened, the truck was already speeding off.

The witness was unable to give police a description of the vehicle, but police were working to get security video from the motel.

Anyone with information regarding the incident is urged to call Hitchcock Police at 409-986-5559.