Trick-or-Treater Killed in 'Horrible Accident'
Girl, 5, apparently stepped into road and was struck
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Nov 1, 2013 8:09 AM CDT

(Newser) – An awful story out of Texas: A 5-year-old girl died after being hit by a minivan while trick-or-treating in Houston last night. Police say she was with family members and was just ahead of her mother when she apparently strayed into the road around 8pm, entering the minivan's path. Her Halloween candy was "strewn across the roadway," the Chronicle reports. The male driver, who is in his 70s, stayed at the scene; charges aren't expected to be filed, KTRK reports, adding that police are calling it "a horrible accident."

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Nov 1, 2013 6:50 PM CDT
Things like this happen every year. You would think parents would pay more attention to the kids.
Nov 1, 2013 6:06 PM CDT
Why was the idiot driving so fast in an area where kids were trick or treating? And I know the article doesn't say how fast he was going, but obviously it was too fast for the conditions if he couldn't stop in time.
Nov 1, 2013 1:43 PM CDT
How horrible and tragic. I can't imagine the grief the family is going through. My condolences to the family. RIP little one.