12-year-old hospitalized after crash that killed grandmother, father


HOUSTON, TX – A 12-year-old girl was injured in a crash that took the life of her father and grandmother in northwest Houston on Sunday night, according to Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez and KTRK.

The crash happened in the 10800 block of N Gessner Road near Loyel Point Drive at about 9:15 p.m., as 57-year-old grandmother Julia Moore was driving home with her granddaughter and the girl’s father. Moore, operating a Toyota Corolla, tried to turn left when her vehicle was struck by a Dodge Ram 3500 tow truck.

The tow truck driver, a 29-year-old man, was reportedly speeding when the crash happened.

Moore was pronounced dead at the scene.

John Wurts, the father of the girl, also died at the scene.

The 12-year-old girl was airlifted to the hospital with critical, life-threatening injuries.

The tow truck driver was taken to the hospital for the treatment of minor wounds.

Authorities continue to investigate the crash at this time.

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