Family calls for justice after man killed in I-45 crash

Lee Simmons, Jr., 32, was father to 5 kids.

SPRING, Texas — The household of the man killed in a horrific accident on the North Freeway this week held a vigil on the location the place the daddy of 5 died.

Editor’s be aware: The above video is from KHOU 11’s earlier reporting on this story.

Lee Simmons, Jr., 32, was killed Thursday evening when a tire flew off a giant rig on I-45 close to the Louetta exit.

His household says they need justice.

In the stifling afternoon warmth, they walked, halting site visitors and thru tall grass to a slim strip of sidewalk beneath a loud overpass.

When they bought to the spot, they stopped and prayed.

“I can feel his spirit,” Lee Simmons’ widow, Christina, stated.

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Lee was killed when a tire flew off a big truck, bouncing off the hood of his automobile, then smashing into his windshield.

The drive of the influence sheared off a part of the automobile’s roof.

His 11-year-old son was using in the again seat.

Recently launched from the hospital, the boy returned to be alongside his mom Saturday, to the place the place he noticed his father die.

“He’s not doing ok,” Christina said. “He’s not. This is very hard for him. But I’m glad he made it out alive.”

Lee was father to a complete of 5 kids. Christina’s arms had been full with the couple’s two youngest on the vigil on Saturday.

“He was a very good husband, a very great dad, a church-going man,” Christina said. “I can’t believe that we lost him.”

She says her household has been destroyed.

“We’re lost without him,” said Christina Simmons. “We’re going to miss him, and I want justice for him and all his family.”

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The driver of the massive rig remained on the crash web site till deputies arrived.

Investigators say the truck’s upkeep data are being reviewed.

No prison costs have been filed.

Although the household is nowhere close to a way of closure, they are saying they’re grateful for the assist they’ve been proven to date.

They admit they’ll want it in the robust days forward, for the spouse who lost her accomplice, the infants that can by no means know him, and the son who didn’t get to inform his dad goodbye.

The household has arrange a GoFundMe web page to assist them bury Lee and assist themself.

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