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News: Suspect charged in fatal North Loop hit-and-run

News: Suspect charged in fatal North Loop hit-and-run

HOUSTON, TX – Charges have been filed against a man police say fatally struck a pedestrian on North Loop on Saturday and then fled the scene.

According to a press release filed by the Houston Police Department, 84-year-old Pedro Diaz-Cruz fatally hit a pedestrian in the 4500 block of North Loop at about 9:30 p.m. on May 15. The pedestrian was subsequently hit a second time by a black Chevrolet Silverado.

Diaz-Cruz briefly stopped at the scene, and then fled. He was followed to his home by an off-duty Harris County Precinct 1 Deputy Constable, who detained him until Houston police took the suspect into custody. He has since been charged with leaving the scene of a crash.

The driver of the Silverado remained at the scene and cooperated with police. Investigators do not believe either driver was intoxicated at the time of the crash.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a collision with a motor vehicle, contact Willie D. Powells III today. An experienced and compassionate Houston pedestrian accident lawyer, he can help you get the money—and the justice—that you deserve following your tragic experience. Contact him today for a free consultation today, online or by calling 713.913.1566.

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