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Posted on: December 23, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Police Searching for Driver who Killed Pedestrian and Sped Away

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Sugar Land, TX – Sugar Land detectives are looking for a driver who struck and killed a man on Dec. 20 at about 8:48 p.m.  

Austin Reese, 37, of Houston, was walking on the northbound feeder road of U.S. Highway 59 near South Parkway when he was struck by a vehicle. The driver did not stop.  Reese was pronounced dead at the scene.  

Evidence recovered at and near the scene indicates that the vehicle that left the scene is a light colored 2003-2004 Pontiac Vibe.  Video evidence recovered from a nearby gas station shows the vehicle that struck the pedestrian in the parking lot shortly after the crash.  

Detectives believe a man was driving the vehicle.  Anyone with information concerning the hit-and-run accident, the vehicle or the driver should contact Fort Bend County Crime Stoppers at 281-342-TIPS.  All tips remain ANYNOMOUS and the tipster could be eligible for a cash reward.    

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