Driver hits and kills man who fell into the road

By Marisa Breese - News Producer , Gianna Caserta - Reporter

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas - Police were looking for a driver after an intoxicated man fell into the road and was run over by a car.

Around 9:15 p.m. Friday , a 15-year-old boy and an older man were walking northbound on Stuebner-Airline Road.

"The 15-year-old male said that the older male was highly intoxicated. He said, several times as they were walking, that the male actually fell over in the ditch, would get back up, and continue walking," said Sargeant S. Wolverton.

As they were approaching the traffic light at Strack Road, the older man fell into the road. A passing car hit the man and didn't stop.

Officers were looking for the driver, but said it's possible that person didn't realize what they had hit.

"It is possible, if [the driver] was distracted by something else in the vehicle...they didn't know it was a person," said Wolverton.

The man who was hit died at the scene.

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