Woman killed in crash, helping daughter-in-law who ran out of gas

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A woman was killed in crash as she was hit helping family.

A mother is killed and two family members were taken to the hospital after an accident along the Southwest Freeway Saturday night.

It all happened after the woman ran out of gas at the Southwest Freeway and Belfort.

She had two of her kids with her, her nine-year-old son and a 15-year-old daughter.

The woman ran out of gas around 8pm and called her mother-in-law for help.

Her mother-in-law arrived, went and got gas and returned.

As they were filling up the car, another car on the highway clipped a van, lost control and crashed into the family's sedan.

The mother-in-law, who was outside of the car, was killed.

Her daughter-in-law and 15-year-old granddaughter had non-life threatening injuries.

The driver of the car has been identified as Stephen Cook and charged with intoxicated manslaughter.

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