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Mother killed on Eastex Freeway while checking on children in the backseat

HOUSTON, TX- After being rear-ended, a mother was killed outside of her vehicle by another car on the Eastex Freeway while checking that her children were safe on Feb. 20th.

The Houston Police Department reports that the first driver who initially rear-ended the mother’s car fled the scene.

At 7:05p.m., the mother parked her Honda Civic in the same lane where she was struck and got out of the vehicle to help the children in the back.

The lane that the Civic was parked in was a lane that held moving traffic. A Chevrolet Sierra pickup truck was driving on this lane when it saw the situation, tried to avoid the car, and ended up hitting the woman.

A third vehicle then drove up and hit the Civic from behind. This car, a red Chevrolet Sierra, did not cause very much damage to the Civic as it slowed down before hitting it.

The mother died there at the scene but her children were safe and unharmed. A relative who was at the scene took charge of the children.

The two last drivers who hit the Civic stayed at the scene and cooperated with authorities. Neither alcohol nor drugs seem to be a factor in the multiple crashes.

There is still an investigation being run on this accident.

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