SAN ANTONIO -- A boy was killed Monday when the SUV he was traveling in collided with an 18-wheeler on U.S. Highway 281 on the North Side.
The accident happened around 10:20 a.m. in the southbound lanes of Highway 281 near Brookhollow. Officials say a white SUV traveling in the southbound lanes of Highway 281 crashed into the back of an 18-wheeler that had apparently stalled out and was stopped partially on the shoulder and partially in the main lane of the highway. The impact sheared off part of the SUV, and a section of it ended up underneath the big rig.
A boy believed to be between 7 and 10 years old was pronounced dead at the scene. The man who was driving the SUV, who police said was in his 40's, was injured and transported by AirLife to a hospital. A little girl who was a passenger in the SUV did not have any visible injuries but was taken to an area hospital as a precaution. Police say it appeared both children were in the backseat of the SUV and that both were properly restrained.
Investigators are now working to find out exactly what caused the SUV to crash into the 18-wheeler.