Houston crash: A toddler was killed after a cement truck tumbled over overpass onto a vehicle

The 22-month-old’s twin sister survived, along with the two adults who were in the vehicle, Lieutenant Simon Cheng of the Harris County Sheriff’s Office Vehicular Crimes Division told CNN affiliate KHOU.

“The adults were able to exit the vehicle and rescue the girl – one of the twins – unfortunately, the twin boy could not be extricated from the vehicle that was crushed by the cement truck,” he said.

Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said deputies had responded to a “major crash” at the intersection of Wood Forest and East Sam Houston Parkway Friday afternoon. He 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 truck was identified as the twins’ 54-year-old grandmother, while the front passenger was 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 may have suffered injuries but refused transport to a hospital, Cheng said.

She “showed no signs of restriction or intoxication” and there were no signs of speeding, he said. “She is distraught about the incident and she is cooperating with the investigation.”

Cheng said the investigation into the crash is continuing. “We want to do a full investigation to see why she lost control or a possible factor on the ring road.”

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