Investigation into fatal traffic accident at 8700 Cullen Boulevard

Houston police are investigating a fatal hit-and-run traffic accident at 8700 Cullen Boulevard about 11:30 p.m. on Wednesday.

The male victim, a pedestrian, 64, died at the scene. His identity is pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.

HPD Vehicular Crimes Division Sergeant I. Izaguirre and Officer R. Bymaster reported:

The driver of a blue Volkswagen Beetle was traveling southbound on Cullen and struck the victim as he was crossing westbound on Cullen. The vehicle then fled the scene. Dispatchers informed HPD officers that Pearland police officers had detained the vehicle and a male believed involved in the incident.

The male was later transported by HPD officers to the HPD jail, where he remains in custody, pending further investigation.

No charges have been filed at this time, as the investigation is continuing.

Anyone with information in this case is urged to contact the HPD Hit and Run Unit at 713-247-4065.