HOUSTON – An investigation is underway after a man was hit and killed by a driver on the East Freeway Wednesday, deputies said.
Deputies said they received calls around 11 p.m. about a man on the East Freeway near Market Street running with no clothes on.
Minutes later, deputies said another witness called 9-1-1 and said the man -- identified as Ian Allred -- got on his hands and knees and started crawling on the freeway. Then, a black truck ran him over, deputies said.
Investigators said the suspect, who was in a 2010 model black Ford F150 pickup with no tailgate was exiting the freeway when he hit Allred, authorities said. Police said the driver appeared to have known he struck Allred but kept going.
“It appears only one of his tires struck the male, according to the witness. The male appeared to slow down at first, like maybe he was thinking about stopping, but all of a sudden moved forward on the roadway,” Sgt. D. Cheek with Harris County Sheriff’s Office said. “So it appears he did know he struck (Allred), but that’s all still under investigation as well.”
Allred suffered major injuries and died as a result of the collision, police said. Investigators said they are still searching for the driver that was involved.
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