A 1-year-old boy was killed in a tragic incident after a cement truck lost control, tipped over the rail of an overpass and landed on top of the car the toddler was in, According to authorities KHOU.
The car contained a 54-year-old woman, a 24-year-old woman, and 22-month-old twins, a girl and a boy, when the concrete truck landed on it Lt. Simon Cheng, a deputy with the Harris County Sheriff’s Office, told KHOU.
“The adults were able to exit the vehicle and rescue the girl — one of the twins — unfortunately the boy twin was not able to be freed from the vehicle being crushed by the cement truck,”Cheng stated this to the outlet.
KHOU reported that survivors were taken into hospital and are now stable.
Cheng says that although the driver of cement truck may have suffered injuries, she refused transport to the hospital.
She “did not show any signs of impairment or intoxication,” Cheng said. “She is very upset by the incident and is now cooperating with the investigation.”
The Harris County District Attorney’s Office is conducting an investigation on the incident and determining if charges will be filed, KHOU reported.
In a GoFundMe campaign coordinated by the boy’s mother, Jennifer Resendiz, the child was identified as Nicholas Resendiz. According to the campaign, the family is “Unexpected and unimaginable disasters leave many devastated.”
“Nicolas Resendiz, baby, was killed in a freak accident in which a cement truck fell on top of his vehicle.” the fundraiser said.
“”Our family is still reeling from the loss and cannot process it. We know that the days ahead are going to be difficult because mom will need to arrange for his funeral.” It added.