Young child killed in tragic accident

March 11, 2008 4:53:45 PM PDT
A small child was hit and killed outside a Catholic church and school in southeast Houston Tuesday. It was a heartbreaking accident. The small child who got away from his mother was run over outside Queen of Peace elementary school on Telephone Road at Oak Cliff. It happened in front of the school as the students were being let out for the day. Somehow, the young boy, William Wolf, got out of his mother's white Jeep and into oncoming traffic.

The child's mother, Carrie Wolf, had stopped in the Jeep with the vehicle in park. She was standing outside to talk to someone when the toddler got out of his car seat, out of the Jeep and into the street. He was hit and killed by a black SUV. The driver stopped and Houston police were called.

The boy and his mother had just been at nearby Mt. Caramel High School visiting with Chelsea Garza.

"She just saw the baby right now at the school," said Claudia Garcia, Chelsea's mother. "She says she was playing with the baby. The mother was with the baby at Mt. Caramel High School and I just picked her up and she said, 'Momma, I just saw the baby. I just played with the baby'."

The Wolf family is large and extended. The boy's aunt, we're told, is a principal at Queen of Peace. The boy's grandfather says it's the strength and the prayer of the family that will help them cope with this awful tragedy.

Officials with the Archdiocese of Galveston- Houston expressed their deep condolences to the family of the child, as well as to the parents and teachers of Queen of Peace. Tomorrow, counselors from other Catholic schools will be present at Queen of Peace to help students cope with this dreadful event.

There's no word if any charges will be filed.

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