UPDATE: Teen girl, woman die after crash involving big rig in Mont Belvieu
CHAMBERS COUNTY, TX — Authorities have disclosed that a 13-year-old girl and a 40-year-old woman were the victims killed last Wednesday due to a tractor-trailer crash in Mont Belvieu, reports ABC13.
The fatal collision occurred on a stretch of Eagle Drive just north of FM-565, at around 11:00 a.m.
Mont Belvieu Police said a 2013 Peterbilt tractor truck was towing a big flatbed trailer northbound on Eagle Drive. At one point, the driver tried to make a U-turn but became stuck with the flatbed blocking both traffic in both directions. Moments later, the woman struck the trailer with her 2010 Dodge Nitro SUV.
Officials said both the driver of the SUV and her 13-year-old daughter were killed in the crash. A 2-year-old girl who was discovered “alive and alert” in a car seat within the Dodge Nitro was flown to an area hospital to be evaluated.
At this time, no information on the driver of the tractor-trailer has been shared, and no charges have been reported.
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