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Girl crossing street hit, killed by driver in southeast Houston

HOUSTON – A 12-year-old girl who was walking across the street was hit and killed by a driver in southeast Houston, according to police.

The accident happened Thursday around 4:45 p.m. on Allen Genoa and Allendale.

Crews performed CPR on Anissa Gonzales, who was hit at the scene, and took her to the hospital by ambulance in critical condition, where she died.

Lt. James Holt, with Pasadena police explained, "There was a driver northbound on Allen Genoa, he did have a green light. He did not see the girl as she passed in front of him and she was struck."

The damage to the car can be easily seen just as it was towed away from the scene.

Garza said, "It's heartbreaking. I just feel bad for the family. I know that got to be hard to deal with."

According to police it appears this was just a tragic accident, but the investigation remains ongoing.

It also doesn't appear there is a designated crosswalk in the specific area where the little girl was hit.

Holt explained, "Our hearts and prayers go out to the family and friends of this young girl. Death is always difficult to deal with. It's even more difficult when it involves a child."

Gonzales was a student at Queens Intermediate School in Pasadena Independent School District.

The school released a statement Friday that said, "Our deepest sympathy goes to the students family. We take the welfare of our students seriously. Therefore, the Queens’ community and Pasadena ISD are doing everything we can to provide comfort and assistance to the family and to our students in this time of grief."

Additional counselors were on campus Friday to help students and staff, according to the administrators. 

The girl's family has started a GoFundMe page, which can be found at www.gofundme.com/anissah.