7-year-old killed when vehicle goes airborne, lands in parking lot

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HARRIS COUNTY–The Houston Police Department is investigating after a fatal crash left a 7-year-old boy dead Friday.

According to police, a woman, 29, was driving a white Nissan Rogue down 400 Maxey Road around 12:55 a.m. when she lost control of the vehicle. The vehicle hit a speed limit sign and a light pole before going airborne and landing on its driver side in a business parking lot.

The 7-year-old was ejected from the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene. The driver, along with two other children, ages 4 and 6, were transported to Memorial Hermann Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The identity of the boy is pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.

No arrest or charges have been filed at this time.