HOUSTON - Houston police are investigating a fatal crash at 2301 Hayes about 7:05 p.m. on Tuesday (April 4).  

The identity of the male victim, 7, is pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.

HPD Vehicular Crimes Division Sergeant P. Lee and Officer S. Le reported:

The victim was lying on a skateboard, as if surfing, and rolling eastbound on a down ramp into a driveway of the apartment complex parking lot at the above address.  The driver of a white Ford Expedition was traveling south on the driveway, did not see the child, and struck him.  The victim was transported to Texas Children's Hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

The driver of the Expedition, who remained at the scene, was determined not to be impaired nor driving at an unsafe speed and was questioned and released.

The investigation is continuing.

VHS/JFC  4-5-17
Inc. #042205017-J 

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