Man killed in front of brother in hit-and-run incident on Southwest Freeway

HOUSTON – A man was fatally struck in front of his brother in a hit-and-run incident in southwest Houston Monday, according to the Houston Police Department.

HPD units received reports about a fatal hit-and-run auto pedestrian crash on the Southwest Freeway, south of Bissonnet Street, at around 11:46 p.m.

According to police, two brothers were parked in a strip center parking lot near a store on the Southwest Freeway. One of the brothers, a 21-year-old man, was upset that a store was closed and decided to throw a wooden pallet into the main lanes of the freeway, investigators said. Officers said he ended up in one of the lanes and was fatally struck by a white Dodge Ram pickup truck.

Police said the white pickup truck did not stop.

The victim’s brother then pulled his body off the freeway and onto the shoulder, HPD said.

Investigators are looking for a white pickup truck with windshield and front-end damage.

Anyone with information on the identity of the wanted driver of the Dodge pickup truck 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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