Drivers flee scenes of 3 separate fatal overnight accidents across Houston area

A woman was killed in a hit-and-run auto-ped accident on March 15.
A woman was killed in a hit-and-run auto-ped accident on March 15. (KPRC 2)

HOUSTON – Three people are dead after authorities said they were hit by passing vehicles in different accidents.

The accidents happened overnight on Beechnut, Westheimer and 1960 and all three drivers fled the scenes, authorities said.

Beechnut fatal auto-ped

The accident happened around 10:15 p.m. Sunday on Beechnut Street near South Gessner Road in southwest Houston, police said.

Officers said a woman was crossing the road when she was hit by what appeared to be a gray Toyota Camry with possibly two people inside.

The driver of the truck fled the scene, police said. The woman was pronounced dead at the scene. She did not appear to be in a marked crosswalk, police said.

Police said they will consult with the District Attorney’s Office to determine what charges should be filed.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS (8477)


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