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Child dies after cement truck falls over bridge, onto another vehicle on NE Harris County ring road, HCSO . says

Child dies after cement truck falls over bridge, onto another vehicle on NE Harris County ring road, HCSO . says

HOUSTON – A child has died after a cement truck reportedly lost control and went off an overpass and landed on another vehicle in northeastern Harris County Friday afternoon, deputies said.

Harris County Sheriff’s Office officials said the accident happened in the main lanes of Frontage Road heading south on Beltway 8 near Woodforest Boulevard.

Child dies after cement truck falls over bridge, onto another vehicle on NE Harris County ring road, HCSO . says (Eddie Patient)

According to Sheriff Ed Gonzalez, it appeared that the large truck traveling on the main roads of the ring road had apparently veered off the bridge and landed on its side on top of the other vehicle.

Four people, including a child, were in the car. Three of the occupants were able to get out on their own.

Sheriff Gonzalez said a child, possibly 10 years old, was trapped in the vehicle, causing the crew to cut them out.

After the child was removed from the vehicle, he was pronounced dead at the scene. The age and sex of the child are unknown.

It is unknown if there are any more injuries at this time.

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