A 15-year-old girl died after jumping out of a moving car on a freeway while having an argument with her mother, authorities in Texas confirmed.
The incident took place at around 8pm on Monday at 16827 North Freeway in Harris County.
The teenage victim was reportedly having a dispute with her mother when she decided to open the car door and jump from the passenger seat.
Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said the 15-year-old was then possibly struck by another vehicle which fled the scene, but added that deputies have not been able to find a witness who could attest to that.
A motorist driving directly behind the mother and daughter told investigators they swerved to avoid hitting the teen after she jumped onto the roadway.
The 15-year-old girl was pronounced dead at the scene. She has not been named as of Tuesday morning.
The southbound lanes of I-45 were closed at FM 1960 while deputies worked at the scene of the incident, reported KHOU11.
The freeway has since reopened in time for the Tuesday morning rush hour.
The sheriff’s office has yet to release a description of the vehicle that possibly struck the teen.
DailyMail.com reached out to the agency on Tuesday, seeking comment about the investigation, and way awaiting a reply.