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Car hits pedestrian then building in downtown Houston

A building is damaged after a fatal crash in downtown Houston on May 13, 2018.
A building is damaged after a fatal crash in downtown Houston on May 13, 2018. (KPRC)

HOUSTON – A car hit a man Sunday and then a building in downtown Houston, killing the man.

The crash was reported about 10:30 a.m. at Congress Avenue and Austin Street.

Houston police said the said the driver of the car was traveling west on Congress Avenue when the vehicle changed lanes, sped through a red light, hopped a curb and hit the man walking on the sidewalk. The vehicle kept going with the pedestrian on the car and then slammed into a building.

The man was taken to St. Joseph’s Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Police said the driver may have suffered a seizure, which led to the crash, but a blood test is being conducted.


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