Houston police are investigating a fatal hit-and-run crash at 9000 Shreveport Boulevard that occurred about 7:15 a.m. today (September 24).
The identity of the female victim, 58, is pending notification to family members by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.
HPD Vehicular Crimes Division Sergeant L. Ross and Officer L. Bymaster reported:
The driver of a black Kia Forte was driving eastbound at the above address when the driver of a white Nissan Altima, also traveling eastbound, attempted to pass the Kia on the left. The Nissan struck the Kia and the impact caused the Nissan to veer towards the north side of the street where it struck a pedestrian (victim). The victim was pronounced deceased at the scene.
The driver of the Nissan fled the scene on foot and failed to stop and render aid. At this time, he is described only as a Hispanic male.
Anyone with information on the identity of the wanted driver is urged to contact the HPD Hit and Run Unit at 713-247-4072 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.