HOUSTON -- Houston Police say a 23-year-old mom was struck and killed in front of her 6-year-old daughter in a tragic accident early Wednesday.

Police responded to Beechnut at Bissonnet shortly before 7 a.m. after the driver of a pickup struck the woman while she was walking her daughter to school.

The little girl was hurt but is expected to be okay. Her mom was taken to the hospital where she later died.

The driver spoke with police before the scene was cleared at about 10 a.m.

Houston police say that the mother was at fault for darting into traffic.