Area briefs: Pedestrian killed when hit by car
Pedestrian killed when hit by car; driver to be cited
A pedestrian died Thursday after being hit by a car in northwest Harris County.
Deputies said the man, later identified as Julio Alberto Moreira, was struck about 12:15 a.m. when trying to cross Kuykendahl near Cypress Landing. He had failed to yield the right of way to a red 2001 Hyundai Tiburon that was southbound on the road, officials said.
Deputies said the people in the car jumped out and ran after hitting the man. Deputies and K-9 units later captured the driver. He showed signs of impairment from alcohol or drugs, officials said.
He is expected to be charged with failure to stop and render aid and driving while intoxicated.