HOUSTON – A man is dead after being hit by a car while trying to cross the Southwest Freeway early Sunday in southwest Houston, police said.
According to the Houston Police Department, it happened just before 3:30 a.m. on the northbound lanes of the freeway between Hillcroft and Hooton.
Investigators said the victim had already crossed the southbound lanes when he was struck in the northbound lanes. The suspect in a dark-colored, four-door vehicle fled the scene.
The vehicle is suspected to have front end damage from the impact.
The freeway was completely closed at Hillcroft, and the feeder road between Hillcroft and Westward was also closed due to the investigation.