HARRIS COUNTY, Texas – A child was killed and five others were taken to the hospital after a car crash Saturday night in northwest Harris County.
The incident occurred around 8:40 p.m. in the 2800 block of West Mount Houston Road near TC Jester Boulevard.
Harris County Sheriff’s deputies say a minivan with a family of six was traveling eastbound on West Mount Houston Road, on their way to a go-kart facility when the driver attempted to turn left from a moving lane of traffic.
A BMW with one driver -- also traveling eastbound on West Mount Houston Road -- could not avoid the minivan and slammed into its left side where deputies say 10-year-old Brian Esparza was sitting without a seatbelt.
The boy was transported to the hospital in critical condition where he later died.
Officials say a 7-month-old child was sitting in a family member’s lap during the time of the crash and was transported to the hospital in critical condition.
The infant is expected to survive, police said Sunday evening.
Two teenagers and two adults in the minivan were also transported to the hospital.
Officials say they are expected to survive their injuries.
The driver of the BMW suffered minor injuries and was not transported.
Authorities are investigating the cause of the crash, but they do not believe drugs nor alcohol are factors.