Houston police are investigating a fatal hit-and-run crash at 400 Wertheimer at Taft st. at about 12:30 a.m. Friday (January 8).
The male victim, a pedestrian, was pronounced dead at the scene. His identity is pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.
Sergeant J. Roque and Officer A. Holmes have stated
“The victim attempted to cross the street and was struck by a dark four-door vehicle” Photos from the scene indicate the victim was knocked out of his shoes.
The vehicle’s make or model are unknown. According to witnesses, the driver ran the red light and did not stop to provide assistance to the victim.
Anyone with information in this case is urged to contact the HPD Hit and Run Unit at 713-247-4065 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.