Police searching for driver who caused deadly hit-and-run crash on Katy Freeway last month

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HOUSTON – The Houston Police Department and Crime Stoppers need the public’s help finding the person responsible for a deadly hit-and-run crash on the Katy Freeway.

On Monday, Sept. 19, at 2:19 a.m., officers responded to reports of a crash in the 6000 block of Katy Freeway.

Officers said Bobbie Joseph Alan Payne was traveling westbound when he was hit by an unknown person’s vehicle. The impact of the crash allegedly caused Payne to crash into another vehicle, which caused major damage.

Investigators said the suspect fled the scene without rendering aid to Payne.

Payne, who was severely injured, died as a result of the crash, according to officials.

Crime Stoppers may pay up to $5,000 for information leading to the charging and/or arrest of the suspect(s) in this case. Information may be reported by calling 713-222-TIPS (8477), submitted online at www.crime-stoppers.org or through the Crime Stoppers mobile app. Only tips and calls DIRECTLY TO Crime Stoppers are anonymous and eligible for a cash reward.

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