POLICE Department

Update: Surveillance Video Released in Investigation into November Fatal Crash at 1600 Houston Avenue

December 7, 2023 - Houston police have released surveillance video of a vehicle sought in a fatal in a hit-and-run crash that occurred at 1600 Houston Avenue about 9:10 p.m. on November 19.

The vehicle is described only as a white sedan of unknown make or model. Surveillance video of the vehicle is attached to this news release.

The victim is identified as James Midkiff, 36.

HPD Vehicular Crimes Division Sergeant D. Rose and Officer T. Syed reported:

Mr. Midkiff was riding a bicycle southbound at the above address and approaching a railway intersection when he was struck from behind by a white sedan. The driver failed to stop to render aid and fled the scene southbound on Houston Avenue, traveling toward the North Freeway (North Interstate Highway 45).

Paramedics transported Midkiff to Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center in critical condition. Doctors pronounced him deceased on November 22.

At this time, there is no known description of the suspect driver.

Anyone with information on the suspect or vehicle is urged to contact the HPD Hit and Run Unit at 713-247-4072 or speak anonymously with Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

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Update: JKS/VHS 12-7-23
JFC/JKS 11-30-23
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For additional information, please contact the HPD Office of Community Affairs at 713-308-3200.