Joshua Ivie, Carolee Dwer Photo: What we know about West Cypress Forest drive incident

Joshua Ivie, Carolee Dwer
Joshua Ivie, Carolee Dwer

A hit and run driver identified as Joshua Ivie has been arrested after he allegedly fatally struck a woman and then crashed into a house before running off late Sunday night.

Joshua Ivie, who is 33 years old, has sin been charged with failure to stop and render aid – death and felon in possession of a weapon.

The victim was later identified as 44-year-old Carolee Dwer.

According to friends, Dwer was visiting from out of state, and it was her first day here.

What we know about West Cypress Forest drive incident

The incident occurred in the 13800 block of West Cypress Forest Drive, near Grant and Jones, around 9 p.m. Sunday.

Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said the driver of a newer-model Ford Explorer was likely speeding when he left the roadway and hit the victim Carolee Dwer, who was walking along the street.

The car then hit a house, pinning Carolee Dwer.

She was pronounced dead at the scene.

A photo from the scene shows the Explorer crushed from the impact, covered in insulation and bricks from the home.

The homeowner, Jerome Portele, told ABC13 he was sitting in the next room watching TV when he heard a loud bang.

Deputies said the driver, identified as 33-year-old Joshua Ivie, was armed with a pistol when he fled on foot after the crash.

K9 deputies were able to track him down and arrest him about a mile away.

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