Woman dies in wreck on Eastex Freeway

Houston police are investigating a hit-and-run traffic accident at 15800 Eastex Freeway (U.S. 59 North) about 10:30 p.m. last Friday (Oct. 31).

The female victim, 41, was pronounced dead at the scene. Her identity is pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.

“The victim was inside a vehicle that stalled in a moving lane of traffic on the Eastex Freeway near Rankin Road,” HPD Vehicular Crimes Division Sergeant T. Trometer and Officer B. Collins reported. “One of the persons inside (victim) got out of the vehicle and attempted to walk to the shoulder of the freeway. She was struck by a dark colored sport utility vehicle, which fled the scene. The other persons inside the victim’s car were not injured.”

Anyone with information on the suspect or the wanted vehicle is urged to contact the HPD Hit and Run Unit at 713-247-4065 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.