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Woman hit, killed by garbage truck in NW Houston parking lot

HOUSTON, TX — A 47-year-old woman died early Tuesday after being struck by a garbage truck outside of a restaurant in northwest Houston, according to Click2Houston.

The fatal incident took place in the 5600 block of Gessner Road, in the Carverdale area, at around 4:55 p.m.

Houston Police Department officials said the woman was dressed in dark clothing and lying in an unlit area outside the business when a garbage truck drove into the parking lot. Shortly after, the truck, whose driver said they did not see the woman, ran over the victim.

Paramedics with the Houston Fire Department pronounced the victim deceased at the scene. The identity of the woman, who was believed to be homeless, remains unknown pending identification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.

Authorities said the truck driver cooperated with investigators and was released from the scene. Impairment is not a suspected factor in the case.

No further details have been released as an investigation remains ongoing.

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