1 woman killed, 2 kids injured in crash with 2 semi-trucks on FM-787 in Liberty County

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Monday, August 22, 2022
1 woman killed, 2 kids injured in major crash with 2 semi-trucks
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Officials said a 2-year-old was ejected from the vehicle while still in a car seat. The driver reportedly overcorrected while trying to pass a semi-truck, causing the crash.

LIBERTY COUNTY, Texas (KTRK) -- A 32-year-old woman was killed, and two children were severely injured in a crash involving two 18-wheelers on FM-787 near the Cleveland Municipal Airport on Monday.

Texas Department of Public Safety officials said a 2008 KIA Sorrento was heading westbound behind a 2005 Peterbilt semi-trailer when it tried to pass the trailer around 6:11 a.m.

The KIA went around and off the roadway, causing the driver to overcorrect back onto the road.

That's when the KIA was hit by a second, 2015 Peterbilt semi-truck that was driving eastbound, officials said. The KIA also hit the 2005 semi during the crash.

A 2-year-old was ejected from the KIA while still in a car seat, according to investigators.

DPS officials said the toddler and a 7-year-old, who was also inside the KIA, suffered major injuries and were taken to Texas Children's Hospital in unknown conditions.

The two truck drivers were not hurt, DPS officials said.