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Man dies two weeks after being injured in hit-and-run along Gulf Freeway

by KHOU.com staff

khou.com

Posted on June 10, 2013 at 12:40 PM

Updated Monday, Jun 10 at 12:40 PM

HOUSTON –- Houston police are asking the public for help in identifying the driver who struck a pedestrian on the Gulf Freeway frontage road and then sped away.

According to the Houston Police Department, the incident happened south of Griggs Road around 6:40 a.m. on Saturday, May 25.

The male victim, 45, was sent to Ben Taub General Hospital in critical condition, and doctors pronounced him dead on June 10. His identity was not released.

Police said an officer found the victim lying in the street, but the person who hit him had already fled the scene.

Anyone with information in this case is urged to contact the HPD Hit and Run Unit at 713-247-4065 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

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