A boy around eight to ten years old was killed when a truck tractor semi-trailer crashed into a Kia Optima on 290 and Mason Rd. He was in the back seat of the car. His mom and younger sister were in the front seat. They were both rushed to the hospital. The boy’s younger sister went to surgery with a cracked skull. All lanes of 290 were closed for hours in front of Houston’s Premium Outlets while officials cleared the roadways.
The driver of the 18-wheeler looked down to see his phone and collided with the Kia, which was stuck in traffic. The impact caused a domino effect where the Kia crashed into a Ford truck in front of it, which then crashed into the car in front of it. The impact was so severe that the rear bumper of the Kia was pushed up into the back of the front seat. Passengers in the rear seat never stood a chance. Two other passengers in the other cars were taken to the hospital for less severe injuries.
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