‘Unimaginable tragedy’: Toddler killed after cement truck falls on top of family SUV identified; Mother launches GoFundMe page for funeral costs

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas – The family of a 22-month-old twin boy is planning their next steps as they prepare to lay the toddler, who was killed in a crash involving a cement truck, to rest.

According to family members, the little boy’s name was Nicolas Resendiz.

Police say Nicolas, his mother, 22-year-old Jennifer Resendiz, her 54-year-old mother, and his twin sister were all traveling near Beltway 8 at Woodforest Boulevard on Friday afternoon.

Witnesses say while the family’s Ford Expedition was attempting to turn, a cement truck traveling on the overpass above clipped through the concrete barrier on the side of the road and fell.

Within seconds, bystanders say they saw the cement truck fall directly on top of the family’s vehicle.

Multiple people say they worked to get the family from underneath the pinned cement truck, however, Nicolas was unfortunately pronounced dead at the scene.

On a GoFundMe page believed to have been posted by Jennifer, the toddler was described as “a happy, smart, and nice little boy.”

Investigators at the scene say the driver of the cement truck claimed the tires were impacted by slick road conditions in that area caused by rain. Officials say she did not show signs of intoxication, and the Harris County District Attorney’s Office is working to determine any possible charges.

To donate to the Resendiz family, click here.

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Moriah Ballard joined the KPRC 2 digital team in the fall of 2021. Prior to becoming a digital content producer in Southeast Texas and a Houstonian, Moriah was an award-winning radio host in her hometown of Lorain, Ohio and previously worked as a producer/content creator in Cleveland. Her faith, family, and community are her top passions.