CLUTE, Texas – A 3-year-old girl died early Friday when she was ejected from her father’s car during an accident in Clute.

DPS said the father, 42-year-old Lee Danford of Brazoria, told troopers his daughter unbuckled her car seat. He said when he reached around to buckle it, he lost control of the car.

The car flew off Country Road 226, crashed through a fence and flipped over. The girl died at the scene.

DPS said Danford is not facing charges.