Wednesday, November 04, 2009
Bryan Police Investigating Hit And Run Fatality
On November 3, 2009, at 9:32 pm, the Bryan Police Department responded to a major accident at the 300 block of East 17th Street and the 900 block of North Texas Avenue.
A pedestrian was attempting to cross Texas Ave at the intersection of East 17th. The pedestrian entered the roadway and witnesses stated that a black pickup truck was traveling south on North Texas Ave. and struck the pedestrian in the outside lane. The vehicle fled the scene south on Texas Ave. The pedestrian was transported to St. Josephís Hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries. The Bryan Police Departmentís Traffic Safety Unit and the Criminal Investigation Division responded to the scene to investigate the accident.
The deceased was identified as Leonard W. Pierite, a 48 year old male from Bryan, Texas.
The Bryan Police Department is looking for a black pickup truck, extended cab, with front end damage. The investigation is ongoing and if anyone has any information about the accident, please call the Bryan Police Departmentís Criminal Investigation Division at 209-5316 or call Crime Stoppers at 775-TIPS.
Officer Jason B. James
Bryan Police Department
Public Information Officer
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