Police: Driver wanted in hit-and-run that killed child

Driver ran red light and caused crash, police say


HOUSTON – Houston police said they are searching for the driver accused of causing a hit-and-run crash that killed a child.

The crash was reported around 10:40 p.m. Wednesday at 7700 Eastex Freeway Service Road.

A black Chrysler Sebring was traveling southbound on the service road when the male driver ran a red light at the Crosstimbers Street intersection and hit a Ford Escape, police said. The impact caused the Ford to hit a silver Cadillac STS, police say.

The driver of the Chrysler ran from the scene, police said. He is described as a Hispanic male, 20 to 30 years old.

Paramedics arrived and pronounced a child in the back seat of the Ford Escape dead at the scene. The driver of the Ford Escape and a passenger in the front seat were taken to Memorial Hermann Hospital.

Anyone with information on the identity or whereabouts of the wanted driver should call the Houston Police Department's Hit and Run Unit at 713-247-4065 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.