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Man charged in death of elderly woman in hit-and-run crash in Denver Harbor



HOUSTON (KIAH) — A man was arrested and charged following a fatal hit-and-run crash that killed a 65-year-old woman on Tuesday in Denver Harbor.

It happened a little after 6 p.m. Tuesday on the 7100 block of Lyons Avenue near the East Freeway.

Police said the victim was walking on the sidewalk when she was struck by a silver Nissan Rouge.

Witnesses told police that they tracked the driver down after he fled the scene and detained them until police arrived.

The woman, later identified as Georgia Salas, was in critical condition in the hospital, but was later pronounced dead.

Nicolas Lopez Martinez was questioned and taken to the Harris County Jail, where he was later arrested and charged with failure to stop and render aid. Additional charges are possible depending on how the rest of the investigation goes, police said.



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