Baby killed in horror accident as cement truck fell from bridge onto family car

A 22-month old baby twin has died in a horrific accident after a cement truck lost control and fell from a bridge before crushing a car.

The SUV had been travelling down a highway in Harris County, Texas, when tragedy struck.

Four people were in the SUV at the time including a 22-year-old woman, a 54-year-old driver and the twin sibling of the 22-month-old baby that died.

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The other three managed to escape the shock wreckage, but the sheriff's spokesperson confirmed a 22-month-old baby, Nicolas Resendiz, had been killed in the freak accident.

The toddler was pronounced dead at the scene in what was called a "major crash".

Sheriff Ed Gonzales said: "Tragic incident. Our units responded to a major crash at the intersection of WoodForest & E Sam Houston Pkwy [Parkway].

"It appears a cement truck traveling on the main lanes lost control, went over the overpass and landed on top of a vehicle with four occupants."

Reports from local stations indicate that Nicolas and twin sister Melanie were set to have a joint baptism on Saturday.

Nicolas' mother Jennifer said she will tell young Melanie that her brother loved her "and that he will always be with us".

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The aunt of the twins, Esmerelda Resendiz, said: "I guess we’re all just sad that he got taken away so early and that his sister won’t be able to see him no more or have a play buddy."

A witness to the freak accident, Raymond Romo, said that the cement truck had to swerve to avoid another car before crashing through the overpass, where it then collided with the SUV.

The truck was then dangling from the overpass before falling forward and landing on top of the SUV, with Romo managing to grab one car seat out of the vehicle, but not the other.

Investigators say that the driver of the truck was not intoxicated and declined treatment at a hospital, Independent reported.

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