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.