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Toddler killed in crash involving DUI suspect near north Baytown

HARRIS COUNTY, TX — A 3-year-old boy died Sunday afternoon after a DUI suspect crashed a vehicle into a telephone pole near north Baytown, reports KHOU11.

The fatal collision occurred on West Cedar Bayou Lynchburg Road, shortly after 1:00 p.m. Deputies with the Harris County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene shortly after.

Preliminary details show a 40-year-old man was driving a GMC Yukon at a high rate of speed when he lost control, causing the SUV to collide with the pole.

Authorities said the young child, who was found to have not been properly restrained at the time of the wreck, was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The male driver, who was ejected from the vehicle and sustained minor injuries, was arrested for speeding and suspected intoxication. It is believed he was also not wearing a seat belt.

An investigation remains ongoing. HCSO officials also said they will look into the driver’s claim that another vehicle that pulled out of a driveway caused him to lose control.

A section of the road was shut down as crews worked to clear the scene.

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