Texas Department of Transportation engineers decided to demolish a bridge in Sealy after a deadly accident. The accident occurred when a truck crashed into a bridge on Old Highway 90, causing debris to fall on a vehicle that was carrying a 12 year old girl and her 35 year old mother.
The accident was caused by a Texas Disposal Services truck, which had its boom in a raised position. The truck hit an overpass on Old Highway 90, which caused rubble to fall on a car, killing the 12 year old and injuring her mother. Authorities say that although there was a warning system in place to warn of the height of the bridge, which was a wire with cylinders hanging down, witnesses saw the truck hit the cylinders and keep going. The witnesses filmed the accident with a GoPro camera. In the accident, the roof of the victims' vehicle was completely removed.
The accident is being treated as homicide. The truck driver was taken to the hospital after the accident. The bridge involved has been hit before, about a year and a half ago. The bridge was replaced after that accident. The bridge was last replaced in April 2015. The Texas Department of Transportation is investigating.
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