According to the Houston Chronicle, the victims were stopped at a red light at the intersection of Highway 6 and County Road 99 when their vehicle was rear-ended by Alvin ISD bus. The impact forced the family’s Chevrolet into the intersection where it was struck by two other vehicles.
The 4-year-old boy was flown to Memorial Hermann while his grandmother, 60-year-old Karen Salazar, was transported to a nearby emergency center. Both were pronounced dead within two hours of the crash.
The boy’s grandfather was transported to the hospital with a head injury, and a fourth person was taken to a local hospital for emergency treatment.
No students were aboard the bus when the crash occurred. The bus driver is cooperating with police.
The following information was provided by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT):