2-year-old girl killed, sibling and mother hurt after driver runs red light on Hwy 290

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HOUSTON, TX – A 2-year-old girl was killed when she was ejected during a crash that occurred after a driver ran a red light on Highway 290 this afternoon.

According to KTRK, the crash occurred at about 3:15 p.m. near the intersection of US-290 and Bingle Road, when the driver of a green Ford pickup truck reportedly ran a traffic light.

The pickup then T-boned a Toyota minivan, which was then pushed into another vehicle.

The 2-year-old victim, who was a passenger in the Toyota, was ejected during the crash. She was taken to the hospital, where she succumbed to her injuries.

The victim’s mother and her sibling both sustained non-critical injuries as a result.

The driver of the pickup truck is under investigation, and authorities are hoping to determine whether he was speeding or under the influence at the time of the accident.

Witnesses are being interviewed and police are searching for possible security footage of the crash as this accident remains under investigation.

Sean Teare, the Harris County District Attorney’s Office’s chief of vehicular crimes, expressed his dismay at seeing “the aftermath of a little one who’s still in diapers, losing their life.”

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