UPDATE: Person Hit and Killed Crossing Street Toward Church

UPDATE: Person Hit and Killed Crossing Street Toward Church

Midland Police have released the victim's name.
UPDATE: Midland Police have released the victim's name. Here's the full release from Midland Police:
A Midland man was declared deceased on scene after a fatal pedestrian accident Monday evening.

Midland Police Department officers responded to a pedestrian accident in the 200 block of North A Street at approximately 6:46 p.m. on Monday. First responders found victim George Huffman Landreth, 86, lying in the outside southbound lane of A Street. Huffman had been walking west across A Street toward First Presbyterian Church at the time of the accident. He was declared deceased on scene.

Witnesses told officers that the vehicle that struck Landreth, a dark-colored Oldsmobile driven by 20-year-old James Overton, had been headed south on A Street. Overton fled the scene, driving south and then west on Wall Street. Overton was located a short time later at the 7-11 convenience store located at Wall Street and O Street.

The crash remains under investigation and no charges have been filed at this time.



ORIGINAL ARTICLE:
MIDLAND -- One person is dead after being hit while crossing the street Monday night.

Police say the driver left the scene after hitting the person, who was crossing A Street around 7:00 p.m. But officers say that the driver has since turned himself in to police.

It appears that the First Presbyterian Church was holding an event or service Monday night and the person hit may have been heading to the church.

"At this time all we know is that the person was walking to the church," stated MPD PIO Sarah Higgins. "Not sure if they were planning to attend that function or what the reason was for crossing the street in that area."

Police say the investigation is still ongoing.

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