Houston crash: Toddler dies after cement truck rolls over overpass onto vehicle

The 22-month-old’s twin sister survived, along with the two adults who were in the vehicle, Harris County Sheriff’s Auto Crimes Unit Lt. Simon Cheng said CNN affiliate KHOU.

“The adults were able to get out of the vehicle and rescue the girl – one of the twins – unfortunately the twin boy was unable to be freed from the vehicle which was run over by the cement truck,” he said.

Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said officers responded to a “major crash” at the intersection of Wood Forest and East Sam Houston Parkway Friday afternoon. h said the truck lost control “went over the overpass and landed on top of a vehicle with four occupants.”

The driver of the Ford pickup has been identified as the twins’ 54-year-old grandmother, while the front-seat passenger is their mother, Cheng said.

The two women and the girl were transported to a local hospital in stable condition, according to the sheriff’s office.

The driver of the cement truck suffered possible injuries but declined transport to a hospital, according to Cheng.

She “did not show any signs of impairment or intoxication” and there were no signs of speeding, he said. “She is distressed by the incident and is cooperating with the investigation.”

Cheng said investigations into the crash are ongoing. “We want to carry out a full investigation to see why she lost control or any possible contributing factors to the ring road.”

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