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Haley Bull's live report from scene of crash that killed boy
PORT ARTHUR - Port Arthur Police say a woman ran a stop sign before her pickup crashed into another vehicle and overturned, killing a boy who was ejected from her pickup truck. Police believe the child was her son. We're told he was 7 years old. The woman was seriously injured and taken by medical helicopter to a hospital.
Watch Live at 5 and KFDM News at 6 for Haley Bull's updates on the crash and reaction from witnesses and police.
Police tell KFDM News the woman was traveling north on Fourth Avenue in Port Arthur at about 8:30 a.m. Thursday when she lost control of her pickup truck. Investigators say she ran a stop sign, rolled through a business parking lot and crashed into a car in the 3100 block of Gulfway.
The impact left the pickup on its side. Police believe the boy in the pickup wasn't wearing a seat belt when he was ejected. He was taken by ambulance to Christus Hospital St. Mary where he died. A woman investigators believe is the boy's mother was taken by medical helicopter to Christus Hospital St. Elizabeth in Beaumont.
One person in the car was hurt. That person suffered minor injuries.
Police blocked the area while they investigated the crash.