Crash involving car, 18-wheeler kills 13-year-old in Lewisville

Police are still trying to interview the people involved in a crash that killed a 13-year old girl in Lewisville over the weekend.

Lewisville police said alcohol did not play a part in the accident and they’re still investigating if the car the girl was in or the 18-wheeler ran a red light. The accident occurred just after 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the intersection of FM 544 and the 121 service road.

Lewisville police say the car was broadsided by an 18-wheeler. The 13-year-old who died was riding in the backseat and the truck hit the passenger side near the rear of the car.

Police said the 37-year-old driver of the car also had her 9-year-old son and 13-year-old daughter in the car. All three went to the hospital. The girl who died was a friend of the family and lived in Bowie.

“There’s a lot of people asking questions. A lot of family members are hurt. Everybody wants to know exactly what happened for closure or their own knowledge. We like to get all the facts with cell phones, with speed, did somebody run a red light whatever the case may be,” said Capt. Jesse Hunter, Lewisville police.

The 35-year-old truck driver was not injured. He was still being interviewed by investigators on Monday afternoon.

The mother and two children remain hospitalized but are expected to recover. Investigators won’t have a full report until they’re able to interview the mother.

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