Good Samaritan helps authorities locate driver in deadly hit-and-run on Highway 290, police say

HOUSTON – Police said they are investigating a hit-and-run that killed one person in northwest Houston Thursday.

According to officers, a 38-year-old motorcyclist died in the accident that happened on Highway 290 near Gessner around 1:25 a.m.

HPD said Cahleb Shane Moser, 45, was driving a white Ford F-150 pickup truck westbound on the Northwest Freeway, failed to control his speed and struck a red Xingfu moped, also traveling on the Northwest Freeway. Police said Moser did not stop to provide assistance and fled the scene.

Cahleb Shane Moser (Houston Police Department)

But a good Samaritan helped them locate him.

“We had a good Samaritan that witnesses the accident and followed the suspected driver and called the emergency number and we were able to locate him and stop him,” Lt. Zamora with the Houston Police Department said.

Officers said another good Samaritan stopped and tried to render aid. The accused driver in the hit-and-run was pulled over near Jones Road near Louetta, police said.

Moser is charged with failure to stop and render aid and intoxication manslaughter, investigators said.

Police have not identified the victim.

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