2 pedestrians killed in separate crashes, including a hit-and-run

Both victims were killed Wednesday morning on separate sides of the city, including a hit-and-run in northeast Houston.

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- Police are looking for a vehicle that fled after striking and killing a pedestrian Wednesday morning in northeast Houston, one of two fatal pedestrian crashes in the city within minutes. It happened in the 7900 block of Attwater Street. A vehicle was believed to be traveling at a high rate of speed when it collided with a victim. That's based on skid marks on the road, according to Houston police. A second car accidentally ran over the victim, and the driver of that car stopped and called police while rendering aid. The first vehicle involved likely has extensive damage.

In the northwest part of the city, a pedestrian died after being struck by a vehicle in the 4400 block of Gessner near Clay Road. A pickup was westbound on Clay, approached the Gessner intersection, when it collided with a man in his 30s who was crossing the street, according to police. That driver stayed on the scene after the crash.

Wednesday's hit-and-run was at least the fourth incident in the Houston area this month where a driver fled after crashing into a pedestrian. The driver who struck and killed a man Saturday on the East Freeway took off after that crash. The victim was changing a flat tire on the shoulder when the crash happened. Earlier in that day, a bicyclist was struck and killed in Pasadena by a driver that took off from the scene in the 4600 block of Red Bluff Road. There's been no word on if the vehicles involved in those incidents have been located.