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HCSO: Pedestrian changing tire struck, killed in hit-and-run crash on Eastex Freeway feeder road

A hit-and-run crash is under investigation in Harris County after a pedestrian was killed and another was injured when a vehicle struck them while they were changing a tire on an Eastex Freeway feeder road near Gaston Street, according to officials with the Harris County Sheriff’s Office.
A hit-and-run crash is under investigation in Harris County after a pedestrian was killed and another was injured when a vehicle struck them while they were changing a tire on an Eastex Freeway feeder road near Gaston Street, according to officials with the Harris County Sheriff’s Office. (KPRC 2)

HOUSTON, Texas – A hit-and-run crash is under investigation in Harris County after a pedestrian was killed and another was injured when a vehicle struck them while they were changing a tire on an Eastex Freeway feeder road near Gaston Street, according to officials with the Harris County Sheriff’s Office.

The deadly incident happened around 3 a.m. Sunday. Investigators said two pedestrians were outside a vehicle stopped in the11500 block of Eastex Freeway, changing a tire when a silver SUV failing to drive in a single lane struck both of them, killing a man and injuring a woman. The SUV driver failed the stop and render aid and fled the scene, officials said.

The woman suffered no major injuries, officials said.

Investigators urge anyone with information to contact the Sheriff’s Office at (713) 755-6044.


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