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Published on March 04, 2024
Houston Police Investigate After Man Found Dead in Car Following Hit-and-Run IncidentSource: Unsplash/ Scott Rodgerson

Tragedy struck at a Houston gas station yesterday morning when a man's body was found in a parked car following a hit-and-run incident. Police were called to the scene at 3003 Ella Boulevard around 11:05 a.m., where they discovered the victim, a 29-year-old man whose identity is still being confirmed by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences, City of Houston officials reported.

According to the Houston Police Department's Vehicular Crimes Division, the dead man was discovered hours after officers first responded to a call about a gray Chevrolet Equinox hit by another vehicle. The suspect, driving a vehicle of unknown make and model, was reportedly driving erratically before slamming into the stationary Equinox and fleeing the scene. A preliminary investigation suggests that the deceased man had earlier been reported missing out of Harris County.

Houston Fire Department paramedics responded to the second call, finding the man unresponsive in the driver’s seat and subsequently pronouncing him dead. Details on the cause of death are pending autopsy results. Sgt. P. Lee and Officer K. Stanley have taken the lead on this ongoing investigation, searching for answers and the elusive driver who left without a trace.

The law enforcement community and the public alike are urged to step forward with any information. The HPD Hit and Run Unit can be reached at 713-247-4072, and anonymous tips are being collected by Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS as they seek justice for the victim and his family.