HOUSTON (FOX 26) - An 8-year-old has passed away after being hit by a car while walking in a crosswalk with her two siblings in Fort Bend County on Thursday.
We’re heartbroken to report the 8-year old girl struck on Thursday passed away. It’s been a difficult 48-hours for our Fort Bend County families and Responders.— FBCSO Texas (@FBCSO) June 23, 2019
Our office along with the District Attorney’s office will be reviewing charges for the individual in custody. pic.twitter.com/PNV646nyOD
Deputies have detained Angela Smith, 39, in connection to the hit-and-run. Smith, a person of interest, was found in a park near Southbank and Bellfort on Friday.
Smith was charged with failure to stop and render aid with a $40,000 bond. She was booked into Fort Bend County Jail on Friday evening. Her charges have now been upgraded to accident-involving death.
She willingly went with deputies for an interview.
Investigators also located the car that was observed fleeing the scene.
FBCSO reported that the driver of a dark gray 2000 Nissan Altima ran the stop sign at Bissonnet and Hodge’s Bend, struck the girl, then drove off.
SkyFOX flew over the vehicle which had an apparent dent on the front bumper and a large crack on the front windshield.
Anyone who knows any information is asked to contact Lt. Skelton at 281-341-8732.