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6-year-old Texas freshman struck and killed by van after being dropped off by her school bus


Harris’s family held a fundraiser after the six-year-old died after getting off a school bus last week. Screenshot via GoFundMe

  • A 6-year-old girl was killed after being hit by a truck after getting off a school bus in Texas on Wednesday.

  • KaLiyah Harris was crossing the street in Houston when she was struck by a vehicle.

  • She died in a local hospital after the accident, KTRK-TV reported.

A six-year-old Texas girl died Wednesday afternoon after being struck by a van after getting off her school bus.

The girl, identified as freshman KaLiyah Harris, was crossing the street in Houston on October 13 when she was struck by the black Chevrolet Silverado, KTRK-TV reported.

Her mother, Whitney Clark, told KTRK-TV that she was on her way to pick up her daughter and that she saw her daughter under the vehicle when she arrived.

“She tried to walk and she fell. I picked her up,” Clark told the outlet.

“I grabbed her hand, she started to shake my hand,” she added. “She let go of my hand.

Harris was rushed to a local hospital where she died. She was a student at Anderson Academy, which is part of the Aldine Independent School District.

The district told KTRK-TV she got off the bus at 4:44 a.m., but Harris’ mother said she was dropped off before that time, saying the bus schedules were inconsistent, according to the report.

Houston Police said the driver, who remained at the scene, was not impaired during the incident and had not been charged, KPRC-TV reported. Police said they would check records of the driver’s cell phone to see if it had been in use at the time of the crash, outlets reported.

A balloon release took place in memory of Harris on Saturday night, KPRC-TV reported. The family set up a GoFundMe this week to raise money for the child’s funeral services, according to the report.

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