HOUSTON (KIAH) — A 15-year-old teenager is dead after being hit by a car in Tomball on Monday morning, a Harris County official said.

Harris County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating a fatal auto pedestrian crash at the 11400 block of Spring Cypress Road near Tomball Parkway, which happened before 4 a.m. Monday morning.

The pedestrian was 15 years of age, Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said, and was declared dead at the scene.

The driver remained on the scene, and deputies said that he showed no signs of intoxication.

Our news partners at ABC13 said that the teenager had special needs, and the parents have no idea how the teen left the home.

Deputies said that its investigation showed that the driver was in the second lane driving eastbound on Spring Cypress when he saw the teenager walking in the second lane of the street. The driver tried to move his car out of the way, but ended up hitting the teen.

There were no crosswalks in the immediate area, deputies said. Only the eastbound side of Spring Cypress had a sidewalk provided and it ended approximately 238 feet west of the area of impact.

This case remains open and under investigation by the Harris County Sheriff’s Office Vehicular Crimes Division.

Gonzalez said that eastbound lanes of Spring Cypress Road were closed as deputies investigate the crash, but have since reopened.