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HPD: Skateboarder killed in I-45 hit-and-run was possibly Walmart employee

The driver who hit and killed a man early Friday morning along I-45 North is still on the run.

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.