|Houston police are investigating a fatal hit-and-run crash that occurred at 13300 Westheimer Road at about 12:50 a.m. today (April 28).
The identity of the male victim, 25, is pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.
HPD Vehicular Crimes Division Sergeant J. Salazar and Officer J. Crisler reported:
The driver of a gray Toyota pickup truck was traveling westbound on Westheimer when, for unknown reasons, he crossed over the median and into the eastbound lanes of Westheimer. The Toyota then struck head-on, a black Suzuki motorcycle traveling eastbound on Westheimer. The pickup truck then crossed back into the westbound lanes of Westheimer and the driver fled the scene without stopping to give assistance to the motorcyclist. Houston Fire Department paramedics responded to the scene and transported the victim to Ben Taub General Hospital where he was pronounced deceased.
Anyone with information on the identity of the wanted driver of the Toyota is urged to contact the HPD Hit and Run Unit at 713-247-4065 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.