Houston 18-wheeler wrecks kills woman and injures 2 children

An 18-wheeler collision on Monday January 10th has resulted in the death of a female driver and injury to boys aged 4 and 12 riding in her Jeep. According to police, the driver of the Jeep pulled over to the right shoulder of the inbound lanes of the Northwest Freeway in Houston near west 43rd street at around 3:50am on Saturday. The 18-wheeler had been traveling behind the Jeep: according to the 18-wheeler driver, the Jeep suddenly pulled to the left causing the collision. The 35-year old driver of the Jeep was taken to Memorial Hermann Northwest Hospital where she died. The boys were taken to Texas Children’s Hospital with the 12-year old in critical condition. A front seat passenger in the Jeep was treated for minor injuries and released. Police indicate alcohol was not a factor.

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