HOUSTON – A man riding a skateboard was struck and killed along I-45 North on Friday morning, Houston police say.
Whoever hit the man fled the scene.
The crime happened at about 1:20 a.m. in the 5600 block of the North Freeway.
According to the Houston Police Department, the victim was skateboarding on the sidewalk alongside the northbound frontage road when someone in a dark vehicle jumped the curb and struck him. He died at the scene.
The driver fled northbound on the frontage road.
Because of items found on his body, including a vest and a store radio, police say the victim was likely an employee at the nearby Walmart.
Anyone with information should call Houston Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.