6-year-old girl hit, killed by vehicle after getting off school bus in NW Houston, HPD says

The girl was hit in northwest Houston

HOUSTON – A 6-year-old girl is dead after she was hit by a vehicle shortly after getting off a school bus in northwest Houston, police say.

Houston police responded to reports of an auto-ped at 9601 W. Montgomery Road around 4:50 p.m.

Police said the 6-year-old girl was dropped off by her school bus, and while she was crossing the street to go to her apartment complex, she was hit by a Chevy Silverado.

The child was transported to the hospital where she later died, police confirmed.

Investigators said the driver of the Chevy Silverado stayed on the scene and didn’t appear that alcohol and drugs played a role.

Sean Teare with the Harris County District Attorney’s Office said investigators will analyze the truck’s computer and driver’s cell phone records to see if the driver was speeding or using the phone during the incident.

A grand jury will determine if the driver will be charged.

This is a developing story. Continue to check back for more details.

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