HARRIS COUNTY, TX -- A hit-and-run driver was involved in a crash Saturday night near east Houston that claimed the life of a male pedestrian, according to the Harris County Sheriff's Office.
The incident unfolded in the 16000 block of Interstate 10 (East Freeway), in the Marwood area. It was first reported at about 10:08 p.m.
According to officials, the victim, Billy Leon Meadows, was on foot and holding a bicycle when they entered the freeway's main westbound lanes. As they traveled south across the lanes, they were hit by a gray 2018 Nissan Versa heading westbound, despite the driver's attempt to veer to the left.
Meadows, who was hit by the Nissan's right-side view mirror, was found unresponsive at the scene and pronounced deceased shortly after.
Several car parts found strewn across the roadway indicate that a 2019-2021 Honda Civic was involved, and that its driver failed to stop and render aid (FSRA). The found parts, which were covered in blood and brain matter, allowed investigators to piece together a vehicle part/serial number.
The HCSO's Vehicular Crimes Division continues to investigate.
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