Woman dead, child hurt after big rig collides with their car in Waller County, authorities say

WALLER COUNTY, Texas (KTRK) -- A woman was killed and an 11-year-old was injured in Waller County after an 18-wheeler collided with their vehicle Wednesday night, according to authorities.

It happened at about 9 p.m. on Highway 6 near FM 2979 in Hempstead.

Investigators said the car slammed into the big rig as it was pulling out of a truck stop.

The woman was pronounced dead at the scene, authorities said. The Texas Department of Public Safety later identified her as 49-year-old Furong Lin.

The 11-year-old was flown to the hospital, but authorities did not release the child's condition.

It was unclear if any charges will be filed.
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