HOUSTON -

Police said a man died after he was hit by a car in northwest Houston.

Houston police said the hit-and-run accident happened around 8:45 p.m. Sunday in the 1800 block of Wirt Road.

Officials said the victim attempted to cross Wirt Road when he was hit by a vehicle traveling south.  The vehicle, believed to be a red Toyota Celica, did not stop and kept driving. 

Police said the 49-year-old victim transported to Ben Taub Hospital where he died. 

His name has not yet been released

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Houston police at 713-247-4065 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.