ROYSE CITY, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – A 12-year-old girl was killed after she was hit by a vehicle being driven by her father after a fireworks show in Royse City on Saturday, police said.
Police said the incident happened Saturday evening in the parking lot of the Royse City High School football stadium after the city’s Celebrating Freedom event.READ MORE: North Texas Law Enforcement Disappointed In Gov. Abbott's Veto Of Domestic Violence Education Bill
According to police, the child was riding her skateboard when she hit by a vehicle her father was driving. She was taken to the hospital, where she was pronounced dead.READ MORE: Dallas County DA Reverses Plans To Seek Death Penalty For Alleged Serial Killer Billy Chemirmir
Police said the child and her family are from Klondike, Texas and were visiting friends in the area.MORE NEWS: 'New Personnel & Procedures, Insufficient Oversight' Led To Texas Execution Without Media Present
The incident is being investigated, but police said they believe it was a “tragic accident.”