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.
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.
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.
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