Vehicle Fire Takes the Life of 11-Year Old Boy

On Saturday, January 20, around 6:30 in the morning, a two vehicle crash claimed the life of an 11-year old child.

According to the Texas Department of Transportation, both vehicles were travelling on I-20 when traffic stopped because of a different accident in front of them.

The occurring accident caused traffic to stop abruptly.

Adam Shankles, driving a 2001 Pierce Fire Truck, slammed into the back of a 2001 Toyota Sequoia with a family of three inside.

The collision caused the Toyota to skid into a ditch and catch on fire, while the Fire Truck hit the median.

The fire sent the Gonzales family, Abraham, Debra and Isaiah, to Eastland Memorial hospital.

Isaiah, the 11-year old passenger, was pronounced dead upon arrival.

This crash is under investigation.