- Girl, 15, died on North Freeway in Harris County, Texas, Monday night after jumping out of her mother’s moving car
- Deputies say mother and daughter had been arguing before teen exited the car
- Another car then possibly struck the girl and fled the scene, but investigators have no witness who could confirm that
A 15-year-old girl has been killed after authorities in Texas say she jumped out of a moving car on a freeway while having an argument with her mother.
The deadly incident took place at around 8pm on Monday at 16827 North Freeway in Harris County.
The teenage victim was having a dispute with her mother while riding as a passenger in the woman’s car when she exited the moving vehicle, according to officials. According to Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez, the 15-year-old was then possibly struck by another vehicle, which fled the scene, but deputies said they do not have a witness who could attest to that.
A person who was said to have been driving directly behind the car carrying the mother and daughter told investigators they swerved to avoid hitting the teen after she jumped onto the roadway.
The 15-year-old girl was pronounced dead at the scene. She has not been named as of Tuesday morning.
The southbound lanes of I-45 were closed at FM 1960 while deputies worked at the scene of the incident, reported KHOU11.
The freeway has since reopened in time for the Tuesday morning rush hour.
The sheriff’s office has yet to release a description of the vehicle that possibly struck the teen.DailyMail.com reached out to the agency on Tuesday, seeking comment about the investigation, and way awaiting a reply.
09:33 EDT 06 Jul 2021 , updated 09:37 EDT 06 Jul 2021