2 drivers killed and a child injured in Texas crash

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Authorities say both drivers were killed and a two-year-old girl was injured in the crash of two pickup trucks in the Highlands, eastern Harris County.

The accident happened at 1700 Block of S Main Street before 10 PM.

The sheriff’s office says a black pickup truck was heading south on the S. Main, and a white pickup truck was heading north on the S. Main.

According to investigators, the black truck was exceeding the speed limit, failed to drive in one lane and veered in lanes heading north. Both trucks collided from the front.

Representatives say a man driving the black truck and a woman driving the white truck died at the scene.

Authorities said a 2-year-old girl, who was properly restrained in a white van, was taken to hospital by Life Flight. According to Sheriff Ed Gonzalez, the girl had broken bones but was stable.

“The fact that the child was properly restrained in the car seat has saved her life,” Sheriff Gonzalez wrote on Twitter.

The mayor’s office says there are signs that the black truck driver may have been damaged by the smell of alcohol from the car.

The accident is still under investigation.

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