Harris' family started a fundraiser last week after Harris, six years old, died from injuries sustained while exiting a school bus. Screenshot via GoFundMe
After getting off a Texas school bus on Wednesday, a 6-year-old girl was struck by a truck and killed.
KaLiyah Harris was crossing Houston's street when she was struck by a car.
KTRK-TV reported that she died in a local hospital following the accident.
After getting off her school bus, a six-year-old girl from Texas was hit by a pickup truck and died Wednesday afternoon.
KTRK-TV reported that the girl was identified as KaLiyah Harris, a first-grade student. She was walking in Houston on October 13, when the Chevrolet Silverado struck her.
Whitney Clark, her mother, said that she was driving to pick up her daughter, and she saw her daughter underneath the vehicle when she arrived.
She tried to walk but fell. Clark said that Clark picked her up.
She continued, "I grabbed her hand and she began squeezing mine." "She let go my hand."
Harris was taken to a local hospital, where she later died. Harris was a student at Anderson Academy which is part the Aldine Independent Schools District.
KTRK-TV was told by the district that Harris got off the bus at 4.44. However, Harris' mother claimed that Harris was dropped off earlier than that. According to the report, the bus schedule is inconsistent.
KPRC-TV reported that the driver of the car, Houston police, was not impaired and remained at the scene. He was not charged. According to outlets, police stated that they would review the driver's phone records and see if the device was used at the time of the accident.
KPRC-TV reported that a balloon release was held Saturday night in honor of Harris. According to the report, the family set up a GoFundMe account this week to help raise funds for Harris' funeral services.
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