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News: Pedestrian killed by hit-and-run driver in crash on Bellfort Ave

Posted on Saturday, October 16th, 2021 at 9:01 pm    

HOUSTON, TX – A pedestrian is dead after being struck by a hit-and-run driver on Bellfort Avenue in southeast Houston on Friday night, according to KHOU.

The crash happened in the 6900 block of Bellfort Ave at 8:30 p.m., when a male pedestrian was reportedly running across the street. He was then struck by the driver of a Nissan Sentra, who drove about a block away before stopping. The driver allegedly then fled the scene on foot.

The victim, who was not immediately identified, died at the scene.

According to witness testimony, another occupant of the vehicle then drove the Sentra away. It was later discovered abandoned in a residential area.

Authorities are hoping to use forensic evidence and camera footage as they search for the suspect and the second driver. The accident remains under investigation.

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