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UPDATE: Driver arrested for role in fatal-hit-and-run on Westheimer Road

Posted on Tuesday, August 3rd, 2021 at 12:00 pm    

HOUSTON, TX – According to the Houston Police Department, a driver was arrested for his role in a fatal hit-and-run that took place on Westheimer Road on Thursday, July 29.

A 44-year-old man was walking near 7900 Westheimer Road, in a crosswalk, when he was hit by a gray Honda Accord driven by Walter Dewayne Petties. Pettis then pulled over and fled from the scene on foot after calling 9-1-1.

He reportedly returned to the scene two hours after the crash. He has since been arrested and charged with failure to stop and render aid.

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