A two-year-old Baytown boy and his mother were both killed in a car crash caused by a man who was attempting to run his wife off the road with his vehicle. The Harris County Sheriff's Office reported that the collision occurred around 11am near Garth Road.
The young boy sustained serious injuries upon impact but was not immediately killed. He was transported by emergency services to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead a short time later. The boy's mother was pronounced dead at the scene.
According to authorities, the young boy was being driven by his mother in the family's Nissan Sentra when the driver of a pickup truck swerved into the oncoming lane and collided with them. The driver of the pickup truck was allegedly involved in a domestic dispute with his wife at the time.
The wife was driving a separate vehicle, and the husband was attempting to run her and that vehicle off of the road. Instead, he hit the little boy and his mother, killing them both. Upon impact, the pickup truck ignited, causing a post-collision fire.
According to police investigators, they are currently awaiting the results of the man's toxicology test to determine if intoxication played a role in this collision. If the toxicology tests come back positive, he will be facing criminal charges.
Any surviving family members of the young boy and his mother could potentially bring a wrongful death action against the man driving the pickup truck who caused the collision, and the family could be successful with this type of claim even if the man isn't ultimately convicted of DUI or drugged driving.
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