A man in his thirties was killed early Sunday when he was hit by a pickup as he tried to walk across Loop 410 at Valley Hi on the southwest side, News Radio 1200 WOAI reports.
Police say the driver panicked when he saw what he had done, speeding away and leaving his victim dying on the pavement.. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.
The hit and run driver went to his home, where he told relatives about the incident... They called police and turned him in.
Officers went to the suspect's house and brought him back to the scene.. He was charged with failure to stop and render aid.
While a half dozen police cars with their lights flashing were on Loop'410 investigating the fatal accident, a motorist drove right by them, going southbound in the northbound lanes.. There was no shortage of officers available to pull over the wrong way driver, who was charged with DWI.