HOUSTON (KIAH) — A woman is dead after a hit-and-run crash in southeast Houston early Monday morning.
It happened shortly before 1:30 a.m. on the 9500 block of Clearwood Street near Easthaven Boulevard.
A Houston police officer said he was doing a routine patrol when he found a black Dodge Charger that had flipped over.
The Charger was traveling southbound at a high rate of speed when the driver lost control, veered off the street and struck a light pole. The impact caused the car to roll over and hit a woman who was crossing the roadway, police said. The pedestrian died at the scene.
Police said a Hispanic woman in her 30s was driving the Charger with three passengers in the car. The driver fled on foot and the passengers remained at the scene.
The passengers told police they recently met the driver at a club and don’t know much about her.
The investigation is continuing. The driver is being sought for failure to stop and render aid, a felony, police said.
Anyone with information on the wanted driver is urged to contact the HPD Hit and Run Unit at 713-247-4072 or speak anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.