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Public Safety News
Harris County Sheriff's Office
News Release
Tuesday, July 18, 2017

HCSO Traffic Enforcement Division Need Public's Help Identifying Hit and Run Vehicle

At approximately 9:55 p.m. on Monday, July 17, 2107, 64-year-old James Hayden was riding a bicycle northbound on the shoulder of Veterans Memorial Drive (near South Camden Parkway).

An unknown vehicle failed to maintain a single lane of travel while traveling northbound.

The vehicle drifted onto the shoulder and struck the bicycle.

The driver fled the scene immediately following the crash and failed to stop to render aid or provide any information.

Mr. Hayden was transported to the Houston Northwest Hospital in critical condition and died from the injuries he sustained during this collision.

The suspect vehicle is described as a small four door sedan (possibly an older model Dodge Neon).

The color is described as a dark gray or tan and the front bumper being painted black.

The vehicle was described as having damage to the front right.

A photo of Mr. Hayden is attached.

Anyone with information on this case is urged to contact the Harris County Sheriff's Office Traffic Enforcement Division at

Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000 for information leading to the charging and/or arrest of the suspect in this case. Information may be reported by calling 713-222-TIPS (8477) or submitted online at Tips may also be sent via a text message by texting the following: TIP610 plus the information to CRIMES (274637). All tipsters remain anonymous.

For full details, view this message on the web.

Remembering Jim Guidry

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