Driver arrested after motorcyclist dies in hit-and-run crash

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Houston police have arrested the driver accused of killing a motorcyclist in a hit-and-run crash overnight.

It happened on Beltway 8 near Ella Blvd. in north Houston around 2:30 a.m. Saturday.

Officers said a Jeep was going west before hitting the motorcycle. The motorcycle was reportedly dragged through an intersection for 500 yards before stopping, causing the rider to fall off.

A passenger jumped out of the Jeep to check on the motorcyclist, while the driver sped off, according to police. The driver then stopped at a car wash where the Jeep caught fire. He immediately fled back to his home in Conroe on foot, police said.

He was later arrested and taken into custody by HPD.

The motorcycle rider wasn't identified but is believed to have been a man in his 20's.
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