HARRIS COUNTY, Texas – A driver is in custody after he struck and killed a motorcyclist late Wednesday in northwest Harris County, sheriff’s deputies say.

The crash happened shortly before midnight on Louetta at Highway 249, according to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office.

Photos: Fatal Jeep-motorcycle crash leads to arrest

Investigators say the driver was speeding westbound in a Jeep Grand Cherokee when he slammed into the back of a motorcycle rider. The rider died at the scene.

Deputies say the Jeep’s driver kept going to a nearby gas station and then got out and ran away. A K-9 deputy later found the suspect across the highway at a shopping center.

Deputies say the man could face manslaughter charges but the investigation is on-going. The identities of the suspect and the victim have not been released.