Mother and her 13-year-old killed in crash involving tractor-trailer in Mont Belvieu, police say

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Thursday, May 18, 2023
Mont Belvieu PD investigating deadly crash on Eagle Drive
The Mont Belvieu Police Department confirmed a double fatal crash involving a tractor-trailer on Eagle Drive near FM 565.

MONT BELVIEU, Texas (KTRK) -- Authorities say a 2-year-old is alive after a tractor-trailer-involved crash left a mother and her 13-year-old dead in Mont Belvieu on Wednesday.

The Mont Belvieu Police Department said the wreck happened at about 11 a.m. on Eagle Drive, just north of FM 565. SkyEye was over the scene as crews worked to clear the scene.

In an evening update, police said a 2010 Dodge Nitro SUV and a 2013 Peterbilt tractor truck towing a large flatbed trailer were involved in the incident.

The tractor-trailer rig was said to be going northbound on Eagle Drive when the truck driver attempted to make a U-turn but got stuck, leaving the flatbed extended across both lanes of traffic.

Mont Belvieu PD said that's when the Dodge hit the trailer.

Officials confirmed that a 40-year-old mother and her 13-year-old daughter were killed, adding that a 2-year-old baby girl was found "alive and alert" inside her car seat in the Dodge Nitro.

The 2-year-old seemed to be uninjured but was flown to the hospital as a precaution, police said.