SEALY, Texas — The bridge in Sealy that dropped a lane’s worth of cement on top of a Chevy Malibu last week, killing a 12-year-old girl, is being torn down. Bre’in Bullock was killed instantly in that July 7 accident, and her mom Leah was Lifeflighted to the Memorial Hermann Red Duke Trauma Institute.
Still hospitalized, but in good condition, Leah struggles with her loss, writing on Facebook, “God needed a beautiful flower to put in His hands, to look at everyday and smile at His creation.”
Meanwhile, demolition began Tuesday morning and crews will work around the clock until the Highway 90 overpass is gone.
The deadly accident happened when a garbage truck tried to drive under Highway 90 at Highway 36 with its boom arm hoisted. Carl Weige, 72, was behind the wheel.
Sealy police tell NewsFix the District Attorney has not decided yet if they will prosecute him.
Nearby shops are glad to see the bridge tear-down happening, saying its closure has ruined business.
“We usually have 40 or 50 customers,” says Michael Wang, who runs the China Buffet next to the bridge, “Now we’re down to like two.”
The Texas Department of Transportation says Highway 36 will remain closed through Thursday until the bridge is removed. They won’t seek bids to rebuild it until September.
In the meantime, folks online have suggested naming the new bridge after little Bre’in. We’re not sure what it would take to get that done, but we can’t think of a better memorial for this little angel, gone too soon.