The driver of the oncoming pickup truck then lost control, which caused the vehicle to roll multiple times. The two young children of the female driver lost their lives as a result of their vehicle flipping over. Authorities claim that the small family was thrown from the truck in the accident as it rolled. A surviving 5-year-old boy and his teenage cousin were removed from the wreckage, along with the woman driving, and transported to a nearby medical facility.
The driver of the utility truck that dropped equipment into the road will be required to undergo a drug test. The investigation is currently looking into the cause of the fatal vehicle rollover in Texas and is considering if speed played a part in what may have occurred. The death of a child from the negligent actions of another driver may lead a family to pursue justice against the responsible party through the filing of a civil lawsuit.
Source: myfoxaustin.com, “2 children killed in rollover crash”, Alex Villarreal, June 26, 2014