Crossing highway in Northwest Harris County costs man his life

Crossing a highway in northwest Harris County cost a man his life overnight.

It happened in the on Highway 249 near North Houston Rosslyn Road shortly after 3:30 this morning

Law enforcement says said the driver of a light green Hyundai Sonata was coming home from Whataburger, where he works. He was in the center lane going southeast when a man in his 30s was trying to cross the street and failed to yield the right of way. The driver of the Sonata hit the man, who deputies say was not on the crosswalk.

Officials say it appears the driver swerved to avoid hitting the man as he tried to cross the highway. That driver is cooperating with investigators and was not impaired.

The inbound lanes of Highway 249 will be closed for several hours.

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