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6-year-old girl dies after being hit by van driver

  • A 6-year-old was fatally struck by a truck driver after getting off a school bus in Texas on Wednesday.
  • KaLiyah Harris was crossing the street in Houston when the driver struck her, police said.
  • She died in a local hospital, KTRK reported.

A 6-year-old Texan girl was fatally struck by the driver of a pickup truck shortly after getting off her school bus on Wednesday afternoon.

Police said the girl, identified as KaLiyah Harris, was crossing the street in Houston when the driver of a black Chevrolet Silverado hit her, KTRK reported.

Her mother, Whitney Clark, told KTRK that she was on her way to pick up her daughter and saw her under the truck.

“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.

KaLiyah died at a local hospital, KTRK reported. She was a freshman at Anderson Academy, which is part of the Aldine Independent School District, according to the report.

The district told KTRK that KaLiyah got off the bus at 4:44 p.m., but her mother said the bus schedule was inconsistent and KaLiyah was dropped off before that date.

Police said the driver, who remained at the scene, was not impaired and was not charged, KTRK and KPRC reported. Police said they would check the driver’s phone records to see if he was using it when he hit the girl.

A balloon release in memory of KaLiyah was scheduled for Saturday evening, the KPRC reported. The family created a GoFundMe to raise money for the child’s funeral services.

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