HOUSTON - A motorcyclist is dead after a hit-and-run accident in east Houston.
According to police, the driver of a Dodge Challenger was speeding westbound on Interstate 10 near the Uvalde Road exit at around 12:45 a.m Sunday
That is when the driver suddenly swerved from the far left lane across two lanes and slammed into the back end of a motorcycle.
Investigators believe he may have been trying to take that exit and didn't see the motorcycle.
The 22-year-old motorcyclist died at the scene.
Another motorcyclist who was riding next to the victim waited at the scene for police.
Witnesses said the Challenger driver kept going for a couple of miles, then jumped out and abandoned the car on the side of the freeway.
Police were searching for that driver.
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