Advertisement

Child dies after bridge collapses on car

Sealy, Texas Police say a truck crashed into a bridge, causing it to collapse on a car, killing...
Sealy, Texas Police say a truck crashed into a bridge, causing it to collapse on a car, killing a child inside, Thursday, July 7, 2016. (KTRK)(KCRG)
Published: Jul. 7, 2016 at 1:08 PM CDT
Email This Link
Share on Pinterest
Share on LinkedIn

Texas authorities said a child died and his mother was injured Thursday morning after a truck crashed into a bridge overpass, causing part of it to fall on to their car.

Sealy Police said around 10 a.m. the boom on a garbage dumpster transport truck hit the overpass. The ruble from the crash fell onto the car in the opposite lane, carrying a woman and her two sons — one child in the front passenger seat, the other in the back.

Investigators said rubble crushed the front part of the car, killing the boy sitting in the front seat, and injuring his mother.

Police said the second child was able to escape from the back seat of the car. His current condition is unknown. The woman was flown to a hospital, officials said.