Houston, TX (10/1/2021) – A child has passed away at the hospital after being injured in a crash Friday.
The accident happened around 10:35 p.m. Friday on St. Joseph Parkway in downtown Houston. A Dodge Challenger was headed northbound on Chartres Street when it ran a red light at the intersection and struck a Honda Civic.
The occupants in the Honda, a driver and two passengers, were all injured.
A child suffered critical injuries, including a skull fracture, and was sent to the hospital. The child, 8, passed away Sunday morning.
The driver of the Honda and the second passenger did not suffer life-threatening injuries.
The driver of the Dodge was not injured.
Crash investigators will review all factors that may have led up to the accident and police reports will be made available in fourteen days.
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