Man killed in hit-and-run incident on Houston’s south side, police say

HOUSTON – Officers with the Houston Police Department said they are searching for a suspect accused of killing a man in a hit-and-run incident on Houston’s south side Wednesday.

It happened in the 6600 block of St. Augustine Street, near the intersection of Yellowstone Boulevard, around 6:20 p.m.

According to HPD, it was reported that a 43-year-old man had just left his parents’ house. Officers said the man walked across Yellowstone on the east side of the street when he was hit by a black Dodge Ram pickup truck. The driver in the truck did not stop to render aid, investigators said.

Police said the victim was pronounced dead at the scene by emergency officials with the Houston Fire Department.

Officers are searching for the driver involved and the pickup truck, which may now have damage to the front end.

Anyone with information on the identity of the wanted driver or on the wanted vehicle is urged to contact the HPD Hit and Run Unit at (713) 247-4072 or speak anonymously to Crime Stoppers at (713) 222-TIPS.

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