Houston police are investigating the fatal traffic accident at 9501 South Sam Houston Parkway about 9:50am on Wednesday.
The female driver of a white Ford F-150 pickup truck was waiting for a family member at a controlled access gate of the Casa del Sol Apartment complex. As the baby's mother walked toward the entrance holding the infant in her arms and with an access card in her hand, the truck suddenly accelerated and struck the gate, according to police. The gate swung open, knocked the child's mother backward and the baby was thrown directly in front of the vehicle, where she was struck by the right front tire.
The victim, a four-month-old girl, was transported to Memorial Hermann Hospital, where she later died from her injuries.
Police say their investigation determined the driver was not impaired. No charges have been filed at this time, as the investigation is continuing.