1 pedestrian dead, 1 injured in hit-and-run accident

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by KHOU.com Staff

khou.com

Posted on August 18, 2012 at 6:12 PM

Updated Monday, Aug 20 at 4:24 PM

HOUSTON—One pedestrian is dead and another injured after a hit-and-run accident in north Houston early Saturday morning.

Around 2:30 a.m., two pedestrians were walking along the 5800 block of E. FM 1960. Authorities say one was in the outside eastbound lane and the other was in the grassy area away from moving lanes of traffic.

An unknown Ford pickup struck one of the victims and parts of the car flew off to strike the other victim, according to investigators.

The first passenger, Timothy Noel Hartis, died at the scene. The injured victim was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The driver of the car fled the scene with passenger side mirror and right front grille damage.

The case is under investigation by the Harris County Sheriff’s Office.

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