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Man pushing vehicle on Katy Freeway killed during hit-and-run

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HARRIS COUNTY, Texas – A man was fatally struck by a vehicle during a hit-and-run when he was pushing his van Saturday morning in west Harris County, police said.

According to police, Tushar Patel, 38, ran out of gas and started pushing his black Toyota Sienna along the Katy Freeway when he was hit near Barker Cypress Road.

Police said Patel was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police said the driver of a newer-model Ford XLT pickup truck hit Patel and fled the scene.

Anyone with information is asked to call Houston Police Department Hit-and-Run Unit at 713-247-4065 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-8477.

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