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6-year-old hit and killed by pickup truck after getting off school bus, Texas cops say


A 6-year-old girl who had just got off a school bus was killed on Wednesday after a van hit her, according to Texas police.

The fatal crash happened around 5 p.m. on the northwest side of Houston, police told KHOU.

The girl, whose identity was not publicly disclosed Thursday morning, had gotten off the school bus and was crossing the street to her apartment complex when the truck hit her, KPRC reported. She died in a local hospital.

Police told KTRK that the driver of the van remained at the scene of the crash and that he was not believed to be impaired. His phone records will be reviewed to determine if he was using his mobile device at the time of the crash, KTRK reported.

The driver of the truck was not charged on Thursday, KHOU reported.

This is the second fatal accident involving a 6-year-old girl last week in Houston. Paul Rodriguez, 30, was arrested on Saturday after police said he was driving drunk in an accident that killed his 6-year-old stepdaughter, the Houston Chronicle reported.

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