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Man killed, child injured after smashing into the back of disabled flatbed

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One man was killed and a child was injured after crashing their car into the back of a disabled flatbed in Texas on Wednesday night. 

The accident happened on July 28th at around 8:51 p.m. in Montgomery County. 

According to ABC 13 News, a semi truck was stopped on the side of Fish Creek Road just south of FM 2854 when a Subaru sedan crashed into the back of the trailer. The force of the impact sent the car skidding underneath the trailer and nearly tore the roof of the car off. 

The truck driver told police that he had pulled over and turned on his hazard lights for a mechanical issue. The driver says he was checking the airline on his truck, which had broken and caused his brakes to lock up, when the car crashed into the back of his rig. 

The motorist, an unnamed man in his 30s, was pronounced dead on scene, but a five year old child was successfully rescued from the backseat and transported to the Texas Children’s Hospital in critical condition. 

Upon investigation of the crash scene, officers noted that there were no skid marks leading up to the big rig, meaning the motorist likely did not even try to stop. The area where the crash occurred is largely unlit with a 45 mph speed limit. 

The investigation is still ongoing and no charges have been filed against the trucker.

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