Deputies say Rafael Quiroz was traveling eastbound in the 2250 block of Morton Ranch road approaching Elrod Road when he and driver Jose Chavez collided.
According to authorities, Chavez was with his wife Bernice and three children, 3-year-old Nora, 6-year-old Elijah, and 4-year-old Ella.
Deputies say when Quiroz's Camaro struck the right side of the family's vehicle, the 3-year-old was ejected.
Investigators told Eyewitness News that 6-year-old Elijah was killed and the two other children were transported to the hospital. The 3-year-old was transported to Memorial Hermann, where she is in critical condition.
Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said that deputies do not believe the kids were restrained in the vehicle.
Another fatal crash last night, sad. @HCSOTexas investigated the crash at 2999 Elrod Rd @ Morton Ranch (Katy Area, near 99). Occupants in one car included 3 kids (ages 6, 3, 4). 6 yr old was pronounced deceased, 3 yr old remains critical. We do not believe kids were restrained.— Ed Gonzalez (@SheriffEd_HCSO) January 26, 2019
According to deputies, Chavez didn't yield the right of way when he entered the intersection, however, Quiroz was going 45 mph over the speed limit.
This crash is still being investigated by the Harris County Sheriff's Office Vehicular Crimes Division.