Girl, 5, trick-or-treating in Houston dies after being hit by vehicle

Published November 01, 2013


Houston police say a 5-year-old girl who was out trick-or-treating has died after darting into a street and being struck by a vehicle.

Police on Friday did not immediately release the name of the child. Investigators say the girl apparently ran ahead of some family members Thursday night and stepped into the path of the vehicle. The girl was carrying Halloween candy that was scattered across the road after the accident, The Houston Chronicle reported.

Houston police say the driver, described as a man in his 70s, remained at the scene following the accident. He reportedly did not appear intoxicated. The girl was transported to a hospital where she was pronounced dead.

Further details weren't immediately released.

The Associated Press contributed to this report