Texas Teen Struck, Killed by Car After Fleeing CPS Office
HOUSTON (AP) — A 15-year-old foster girl has been killed and another foster child injured when they were struck by a vehicle in Houston hours after running away from state offices where they were living.
The two teens were struck early Sunday morning while walking with others along a road. Both were living at Child Protective Services' offices because the state agency was unable to find a foster home for them.
The death of the 15-year-old is the first time a child has died while living at CPS offices because a foster home was not available.
The driver of the vehicle stopped, was questioned by authorities and released.
Officials say the second foster child, a 17-year-old girl, had run away from two different CPS offices in Harris County since Thursday.