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Driver, child ejected from car in deadly collision in South Gessner in southwest Houston, police say

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) – A driver involved in a crash that killed a child and an adult in southwest Houston fled the scene, Houston police said.

Police were called around 8:40 p.m. to the fatal crash on the 7100 block of South Gessner near Neff.

Police said a pickup truck was believed to have been speeding when a Camry was trying to pass.

The Camry was stopped at a sign and authorities said they believe the driver thought they had enough time to cross. Because the pickup truck was traveling at high speed, the truck crashed into a car.

Authorities said the child, believed to be an eight- or nine-year-old girl, and the driver were ejected from the vehicle. They are presumed dead at the scene.

“It’s completely unfair. It’s not their fault,” said Sean Teare, chief of vehicle crime for the district attorney’s office. “This person doesn’t even have the compassion to stay and make sure they’re okay or call the police.”

Teare said witnesses saw the driver of the pickup get out of the vehicle looking disoriented.

“We are concerned about the health of the driver,” Teare said.

Authorities said they believe the driver fled on foot and are looking for a Hispanic male between 20 and 25 years old.

Teare said alcohol may have played a role in the crash.

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