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Eight-year-old cyclist hit, killed in southeast Houston

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An eight-year-old riding his bicycle was struck and killed late Sunday evening by a driver the Houston Police Department arrested at the scene on suspicion of driving while impaired. The boy, identified as Armando Villafana, was visiting his grandparents in the 8100 block of Lenore Street when he went outside to ride his bicycle just after 8:00 p.m. Witnesses told the police that a driver in a pickup truck was speeding westbound on Lenore near Bliss when he struck the child, who was attempting to cross the street.

Local residents attempted to revive the child, who was transported by ambulance to Memorial Hermann Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The driver, Euaristo Hinojosa-Pena of Houston, 58, remained at the scene and was taken into custody by HPD. Hinojosa-Pena appeared on Monday in Criminal Court, where he was charged with driving while intoxicated. neighbors told police that drivers often speed down the residential street, which is near Howard Drive and the Gulf Freeway (I-45).

Villafana is the sixth to die in Harris County so far during 2014 and the fourth to die within the city of Houston; he is the first child this year. Two cyclists were killed in early April in unrelated incidents, one in Galena Park and the other in unincorporated northern Harris County.

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