HOUSTON – A man died after he was struck by an SUV while riding his bicycle on the Eastex Freeway in north Houston on Monday, according to the Houston Police Department.
Officers responded to the 8700 block of Eastex Freeway at approximately 6:45 p.m. regarding a crash. The man has not been identified.
That evening, the man was riding a bicycle on the southbound lanes of the highway near the Laura Koppe Road exit, then he was hit by a black Volvo SUV.
The Volvo stopped in the emergency lane. The man was later pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics.
All of the mainlanes of the highway were closed as HPD’s Vehicular Crimes Division investigated, but they were later reopened.
The driver of the Volvo cooperated with officials. They spoke to police and were later released. It was determined they were not driving drunk.
An investigation is still underway.