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Boy killed, infant injured in wreck in northwest Harris County

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas – A 10-year-old boy was killed and a 7-month-old was taken to the hospital in critical condition after a wreck in northwest Harris County.

Deputies said Juan Esparza was driving eastbound on West Mount Houston with his wife and four children inside the minivan around 8:40 p.m. Saturday.

Esparza was pulling into a Go Kart business on the north side of the road, slowed down and began to turn from the inside lane of travel as opposed to turning left from the provided two-way left turn lane.

Rijan Growe was driving a BMW SUV eastbound behind the minivan and struck the back left on the minivan.

The 10-year-old boy, Brian Esparza, was sitting in the third row on the left and the 7-month-old was being held by one of the other siblings.

Both were critically injured during the crash and taken to the hospital, where the 10-year-old died.

The 7-month-old remains in critical condition.

The crash is under investigation by the Harris County Sheriff's Office.