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HCSO: Deputies investigating deadly hit-and-run after man in wheelchair struck multiple times

The sheriff said the victim was struck multiple times and died at the scene.

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas — Deputies are investigating a hit-and-run crash that left a wheelchair-bound pedestrian dead on FM 1960 in north Harris County, according Sheriff Ed Gonzalez.

The sheriff tweeted about the incident just after 6:30 a.m. It happened in the 800 block of FM 1960.

Investigators said the victim was crossing FM 1960 just before 6 a.m. when it was still dark out. As he was crossing, the victim was struck by the initial vehicle.

This was not at a crosswalk.

The impact flung the victim to the other side of the road where he was struck by two more cars from oncoming traffic.

The initial vehicle, a white car, then sped away from the scene, investigators said. The cars that struck the victim following the initial impact stayed at the scene.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

A short time later, deputies were alerted to a call from a person saying her car had been hit. When deputies went to investigate, the caller’s vehicle matched the car parts left behind at the hit-and-run scene.

Investigators said the woman and her car were brought back to the scene of the hit-and-run. Drive claims she was not the driver involved in the hit-and-run.

Deputies said the woman is not under arrest at this time, but she is being questioned. They added that there are no witnesses, and they are searching for any surveillance video of the incident.

Check back for updates on this developing story.

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