La Marque

A man riding his bicycle on a La Marque road was struck by two vehicles in the early hours of Sunday morning, police said.

The man died in the road. The vehicles did not stop and no arrests have been made.

The hit-and-run happened about 2:30 a.m. in the 700 block of FM 1765 in La Marque, La Marque Police Department spokesman Lt. Chad Waggoner said.

A man was riding his bicycle west down the center lane of the street, when he was struck by a tan SUV, Waggoner said. Witnesses told police the SUV left the scene of the collision, returned and then left again.

Before emergency responders arrived, a second vehicle ran over the man while he was lying in the street, Waggoner said. That vehicle also did not stop.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene.

He was not immediately identified, although Waggoner said he was white and in his 50s.

Police are investigating the man’s death as an accident. Waggoner said there was no reason to believe the initial collision was intentional.

Leaving the scene of a fatal accident is a second-degree felony in Texas. Drivers involved in an accident causing serious injury or death at required to immediately stop at, or return to, the scene of an accident and try to provide aid to the victim.

Second-degree felonies are punishable by a sentence of up to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000.

The death comes a day after police were called to the same area of FM 1765 over a fatal shooting on Saturday morning. That incident was being investigated by Texas City Police. The two deaths are not connected, Waggoner said.

John Wayne Ferguson: 409-683-5226; or on Twitter @johnwferguson.


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