A toddler was killed Friday after a cement truck slammed into an overpass in Houston and landed on the car he was traveling in, officials said.
The 22-month-old’s twin sister survived, along with the two adults who were in the vehicle, Harris County Sheriff’s Office Vehicle Crime Division Lt. Simon Cheng told CNN affiliate KHOU.
“The adults were able to get out of the vehicle and save the girl – one of the twins – unfortunately the twin boy could not be freed from the vehicle that was crushed by the cement truck,” he said.
Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said deputies responded to a “major accident” at the intersection of Wood Forest and East Sam Houston Parkway on Friday afternoon. He says the truck has lost control, “crossed the overpass and landed on a vehicle with four occupants.”
The driver of the Ford pickup truck was identified as the twins’ 54-year-old grandmother, while the front passenger was their mother, Cheng said.
Both women and the young girl were transported to a local hospital in stable condition, according to the sheriff’s office.
The driver of the cement truck was potentially injured but refused to be taken to hospital, according to Cheng.
She “showed no signs of impairment or intoxication” and there were no signs of speeding, he said. “She is upset by the incident and is cooperating with the investigation.”
Cheng said investigations into the accident are continuing. “We want to do a full investigation to see why she lost control or any possible contributing factors to the device.”