Motorcyclist hit, killed by driver in pickup truck near downtown Houston, police say

A motorcyclist was hit and killed by a pickup truck early Saturday, police say (KPRC)

HOUSTON – A search is underway for the driver of a pickup truck that hit a motorcyclist near downtown Houston early Saturday, according to Houston Police.

According to HPD Lt. J. Buttitta, the crash occurred at around 2 a.m. in the 1900 block of Allen Parkway near Taft Street.

Witnesses told investigators that a black Dodge Ram pickup truck jumped the curb on Allen Parkway, striking a motorcyclist.

The motorcyclist died at the scene.

Police said the driver of the pickup truck fled the scene before officers arrived.

Buttitta said witnesses provided a “basic description” of the driver fleeing the scene, which was later referred to HPD’s Hit and Run Division.

The motorcyclist was identified as a 26-year-old man. His name was not released.

Anyone with information in this case is asked to call HPD Hit and Run Division at 713-247-4072 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

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