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1 dead after hit-and-run, 2nd crash in SE Houston

The driver of the Lincoln was taken to a hospital where he died.
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HOUSTON — One person is dead after a hit-and-run and a second crash Saturday in southeast Houston.

The incident happened around 1 p.m. Saturday in the 8400 block of Howard Drive near Galveston Road. Houston Police said the incident started at Howard and the Gulf Freeway service road when a Lincoln MKX hit a Honda Civic at a red light before leaving the scene.

Witnesses said the driver was speeding on Howard when he hit the back of a Chevrolet Silverado 1500 stopped at a right light, pushing the Chevrolet into a GMC Sierra stopped in front of it.

Police said the Lincoln then veered and hit a Honda Pilot in the middle lane, pushing the Pilot into the intersection and causing the Lincoln to roll over.

The driver of the Lincoln was taken to a hospital where he died.

Police said they found bottle of alcohol in the Lincoln, but they do not know if the driver was drinking at the time of the crash.

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