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A 19-year-old teenager was struck by a car and killed while crossing Reed Road near Martin Luther King Boulevard

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — A 19-year-old teenage pedestrian was killed in a hit and run in southeast Houston on Saturday morning, according to the Houston Police Department’s Lieutenant Carlos Miller.

The accident happened around 11:52 a.m. when the teenager was crossing Martin Luther King Boulevard with another pedestrian, police say.

A black Chevy Cruze was heading north and killed the 19-year-old. The teenager died at the scene.

The 20-year-old driver continued driving and crashed into a lamppost, causing the vehicle to catch fire with a 2-year-old in the back seat.

Miller said it was unclear whether speed or alcohol played a role in the accident.

The driver of the Chevy was taken to Ben Taub Hospital and the child was taken to Texas Children’s Hospital for evaluation.

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