Houston, TX (March 16, 2020) – Three people died in separate hit-and-runs throughout Houston on Sunday night. The three accidents happened on Beechnut Street, Westheimer Road, and Farm to Market 1960 Road.
The first crash happened at 9:45 p.m. on Westheimer Road near Gray Falls Drive. Police say that the driver was traveling west on Westheimer Road when he hit a woman who was crossing the street. The driver, whose identity has not been released, stayed to call 911, but fled the scene and went to work. When the driver got to work, his boss told him to return to the scene.
The woman was rushed to the hospital but later died from her injuries. Police are working with the District Attorney’s Office to determine if charges will be filed against the driver.
The second accident happened at 10:00 p.m. on Farm to Market 1960 Road near Kenswick Drive. According to investigators, a man driving a Chevy truck hit and killed another man who was pushing his bicycle across the street. The truck driver fled the scene, but a deputy caught him at a Texaco further down the road.
Sean Teare of the District Attorney’s Office said that the driver showed signs of intoxication and was given a field sobriety test. He is currently facing charges of DWI with a child passenger and failure to stop and render aid resulting in death. Felony murder could be added later in the investigation.
The third hit-and-run occurred around 10:15 p.m. on Beechnut Street near South Gessner Road. According to Houston Police, a woman was crossing the road when she was hit by a gray Toyota Camry.
The driver fled the scene and the woman was pronounced dead at the scene. Police are still looking for the suspect. Anyone with information is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 713-222-8477.
Source: Click 2 Houston
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