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Pedestrian struck in NYE hit-and-run succumbs to injuries, officials say

HOUSTON – A man who was struck by a vehicle in a hit-and-run wreck in northwest Houston on New Year’s Eve died after being airlifted to a hospital, according to the Houston Police Department.

The wreck was reported at about 7 p.m. near the intersection of Cutten Road and FM-1960, officials said. Initial reports were that the pedestrian was struck in the westbound lanes of FM-1960, just east of the intersection. Witnesses told police they saw the driver who struck the pedestrian, flee the scene.

Police say the driver may be in a grey, Chevy Malibu. Witnesses told police they saw the driver run at least two red lights as they fled.

The pedestrian was not in a crosswalk when he was hit by the driver, and Houston police say the driver may not have been at fault had they not fled the scene.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the HPD Hit and Run Unit at 713-247-4072 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.