An argument between a 15-year-old girl and her mother turned deadly on Monday evening, when the teen jumped from a moving vehicle to her death.
According to authorities, the girl and her mother were in a heated discussion while on a Texas freeway just before the tragic incident. Authorities say the victim (whose name has not yet been released) landed in a nearby lane before she was hit and killed by another car.
“She was struck by a different vehicle that did not stop,” said Thomas Gilliland of the Harris County Sheriff’s Department. “ A lot of folks were very traumatized with what happened.”
Officials are now looking for the person who fled the scene after running over the victim.
“We need to find that person and find out what happened,” said Gilliland. “Maybe they didn’t realize, but once they did strike [the girl], they should’ve realized it was a body and not debris or something. You may not have had time to stop, but once you run over a person, you really should stop.”