Man, dog fatally struck by van while crossing Gulf Freeway, police say

HOUSTON – A man and his dog were fatally struck after they were hit by a van while crossing the Gulf Freeway Tuesday, police said.

Officers with the Houston Police Department responded to a pedestrian crash on the Gulf Freeway N. near Lockwood around 12:06 a.m.

Police said when they arrived at the scene, they found a 30-year-old man and dog that had been struck by a van.

According to investigators, the driver of a grey Toyota Sienna was traveling northbound on the Gulf Freeway when the victim stepped onto the main lanes of the freeway and into on-coming traffic. As the man attempted to cross the freeway on foot, he was struck by the Sienna, HPD said. Police said both the man and dog were killed on impact.

Investigators said the driver of the Sienna, who remained at the scene, showed no signs of intoxication and was questioned and released.

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