Riverside, California 2022-08-06 14:27:16 –
Gonzalez said the accident occurred at the intersection of Woodforest and Beltway 8. The intersection is closed when he TxDOT determines it is safe to open.
An infant died Friday afternoon after a concrete truck crossed the Beltway 8 overpass and landed in a vehicle. Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez.
Gonzalez said there were four people in the concrete truck when it landed: a 54-year-old woman, a 24-year-old woman, and two 22-month-old twins.
Three of the passengers escaped, but one infant did not, according to the sheriff’s office.
Gonzalez said the crash occurred around 2:30 pm at the intersection of Woodforest and Beltway 8. According to an HCSO representative, Concrete said her truck driver was a 36-year-old woman who showed no signs of intoxication.
A preliminary investigation found that the driver attempted to slow down before crossing the overpass. He said smooth roads may have caused the crash.
HCSO said around 4:40 p.m. the intersection would be closed until the Texas Department of Transportation determines it is safe to reopen. Authorities are asking people to avoid the area at this time.
An investigation into the crash is ongoing. The Harris County District Attorney’s Office was on the scene to investigate the facts and decide whether to file charges, according to HCSO.
You can see the update provided by HCSO in the scene below.
One witness told KHOU 11’s Zach Tawatari that the crash happened right in front of her.
“If someone hits the brakes, you hear a screech,” said Imelda Quintero, who witnessed the crash. “Suddenly something fell out of the sky and landed on another truck.
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