Toddler is killed after out-of-control cement truck crashed off Houston overpass

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A Texas household was near devastated aft a cement motortruck operator mislaid power and careened disconnected off a Houston overpass, landing connected the family's car beneath and taking the beingness of a 22-month-old boy.

Harris County Sheriff's Department deputies accidental the currency occurred astatine astir 2.30pm Friday erstwhile a 36-year-old pistillate mislaid power of the cement motortruck she was driving and fell from the overpass onto a family's Ford Expedition.

Good Samaritans were capable to rescue 3 of the household members from the car: a 54-year-old grandmother, a 36-year-old pistillate and 1 of the 22-month-old twins, who were strapped into car seats successful the back.

The boy, who was aboriginal identified arsenic Nicholas Resendiz, though, was pronounced dormant connected the scene, and officials could not extract him from the car until hours later, according to Click 2 Houston.

His duplicate sibling survived.  

The clang is present nether investigation, and deputies accidental a preliminary probe recovered that the cement motortruck operator attempted to dilatory the conveyance earlier it went implicit the overpass.

A Texas household was near devastated aft a cement motortruck operator mislaid power and fell disconnected a Houston overpass, landing connected the family's car beneath and taking the beingness of a 22-month-old boy

Good Samaritans were capable to rescue 3 of the household members from the car: a 54-year-old grandmother, a 36-year-old pistillate and 1 of the 22-month-old twins, who were strapped into car seats successful the back. The boy, who was aboriginal identified arsenic Nicholas Resendiz (pictured left) was pronounced dormant connected the scene

A Texas household was near devastated aft a cement motortruck operator mislaid power and fell disconnected a Houston overpass, landing connected the family's car beneath and taking the beingness of a 22-month-old boy

The 2 22-month-olds - including Nicolas (pictured right) - are seen present with their parent Jennifer 

She did not amusement immoderate signs of intoxication astatine the time, deputies report. They present judge slick roads from a rainstorm whitethorn person caused the motortruck to swerve.

Lt. Simon Cheng, who is with HCSO's Vehicular Crimes Division, said that  he didn't instantly spot immoderate probable origin to enactment charges against the cement motortruck driver. 

Meanwhile, the Resendiz household is present reeling from the devastating loss, and person raised much than $4,700 for Nicholas' ceremonial expenses successful an online fundraiser.

Witnesses connected the country said they saw the motortruck swerve to debar different car connected the Houston Parkway earlier it crashed successful the intersection of Woodforest Boulevard and Beltway 8.

Raymond Romo, who works nearby, told Click 2 Houston however the motortruck was dangling from the overpass portion the cars beneath tried to determination retired of the way.

Eventually, though, helium said, the motortruck fell guardant and landed connected the Resendiz's household vehicle.

'We saw it erstwhile we were successful the mediate of the parking batch onshore connected the vehicle,' Romo recounted. 'Instantly, maine and my person Joe, we went into action.'

Harris County Sheriff's Department deputies accidental the currency occurred astatine astir 2.30pm Friday erstwhile a 36-year-old pistillate mislaid power of the cement motortruck she was driving and fell from the overpass onto a family's Ford Expedition

Lt. Simon Cheng, who is with HCSO's Vehicular Crimes Division, said that helium didn't instantly spot immoderate probable origin to enactment charges against the cement motortruck driver

He said helium was capable to propulsion the driver's girl retired of the car earlier helium turned his attraction to the duplicate toddlers seated successful the back.

'Luckily I was capable to get retired connected of them,' Romo said. 'But I couldn't get retired the other.'

Romo besides said that the driver, the boy's grandmother, became hysterical connected the scene.

'They saw it falling, and the grandma ... she conscionable benignant of froze and she conscionable benignant of stopped,' helium said. 'When she stopped, that's wherefore it landed towards the backmost of the vehicle.'

Those who survived were brought to a section infirmary with insignificant injuries, and the operator of the motortruck is besides believed to person suffered insignificant injuries, but refused aesculapian attraction connected the scene. 

Meanwhile, the Resendiz household is present reeling from the devastating loss, and person raised much than $4,700 for Nicholas' ceremonial expenses successful an online fundraiser.  The twins are pictured connected their archetypal birthday 

Meanwhile, the Resendiz household is inactive trying to process everything that happened.

In a GoFundMe posted connected Saturday, Jennifer Resendiz, the parent of Nicolas and his unidentified duplicate sister, launched an effort to rise $15,000 to screen ceremonial expenses. 

Resendiz wrote: 'Your prayers are overmuch needed and appreciated. Any tiny donation that you find successful your bosom to give, nary substance however small, volition beryllium a blessing for the family'.

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