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Father of 5 killed when tire crashes through windshield on I-45

Lee Simmons Jr., 32, died on the scene and his 11-year-old son, who was within the backseat, witnessed the tragic accident. The boy was handled for minor accidents.

HOUSTON — Five youngsters lost their father Thursday evening in a horrific accident on the North Freeway in Spring. 

A tire flew off a big truck on I-45 north near Louetta, bounced off the hood of the sufferer’s automobile and crashed through his windshield. The pressure of the influence sheared off half of the car’s roof.

The driver, later recognized as 32-year-old Lee Simmons Jr., died in entrance of his 11-year-old son who was driving within the backseat.

His household says the little boy is at present within the hospital after being handled on the scene for minor accidents.

Christina Simmons stated on Lee’s GoFundMe page that she and her husband even have a 22-month-old and an 8-month-old. Lee was additionally the daddy of two different youngsters, a 12-year-old and a 9-year-old.

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“We are in need of prayers and support of our family, friends and kind individuals to help us bury Lee and care for the kids,” Christina stated. “Five children will be without a father!”

Lee’s household described him as a hardworking father.

“All my niece could say yesterday was how much she was going to miss him because of what a great father and great husband that he was,” stated Dr. Anjanette Wyatt, Lee’s aunt-in-law. “We’re heartbroken as a family, we’re heartbroken.”  

Authorities stated the massive rig driver stayed on the scene till officers arrived. It’s unclear proper now if fees shall be filed.

Christina stated their household shall be taking motion to make sure there’s justice for Lee.

If you wish to donate to help Lee’s family pay for his funeral providers, you possibly can go to their GoFundMe page here.

Meanwhile, deputies say the truck’s upkeep is being reviewed to find out if it was an accident or if somebody was at fault.

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