FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE: March 7, 2017
9:21:44 AM CST
into Fatal Crash at 6800 Southwest Freeway
Houston police are
investigating a fatal auto pedestrian crash that occurred at 6800 Southwest
Freeway (South U.S. Highway 59) about 1:45 a.m. today (March 7).
The male victim was
pronounced dead at the scene. His identity is pending verification by the
Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.
HPD Vehicular Crimes
Division Sergeant J. Roque and Officer G. Anderson reported:
The victim was on foot
and crossing the freeway at the above address when he was struck by a gray
Lexus GS. The driver of the Lexus remained at the scene. Another
motorist passing by saw the Lexus with its flashers on and then observed the
victim lying in the freeway in a moving lane of traffic. He stopped and
attempted to pull the victim off the freeway. While doing so, he was
almost struck by an 18-wheeler that then struck the victim. The driver of
the tractor trailer did not stop.
The driver of the Lexus
was administered a field sobriety test at the scene and was found not to be
The investigation is