(HOUSTON) AboutNews– The victim of a deadly Montrose hit and run has been identified as Michael Alexander ‘Alex’ Hill (23) a well loved and respected resident of Montrose.
Hill; better know to his friends as ‘Alex’ was the victim of a fatal hit-and-run crash at 400 Westheimer at Taft st. at about 12:30 a.m. Friday (January 8). Friends tell About News he was walking from his apartment across from El Tiempo restaurant Thursday night to meet friends at a local pub a couple blocks away; when he was struck.
“If we were going out, he always walked” stated a friend that did not want to be identified.
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.
Hill’s friend went to Facebook Friday night to express shock and condolences after learning of his death.
“Alex was one of the first people I met in Houston. He was kind, deeply intellectual, and loved his friends. He was a true Southern gentleman” states a friend on Facebook.
According to friends Hill had just celebrated his 23rd birthday and was excited for the new year.
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.