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Girl, 8, dies from injuries after suspected intoxicated driver crashed truck into house, Kerrville police say

Man, 23, arrested on intoxication assault charge

Isaac Barboza Jr., 23, was charged with intoxication assault with a vehicle causing serious bodily injury. (KSAT)

KERRVILLE, Texas – An 8-year-old girl who was struck when a pickup truck crashed into her bedroom in Kerrville has died from her injuries, police said.

The girl, who was not identified by police, was injured when a truck veered off the road and crashed into her family’s house in the 500 block of Leland just before 11 p.m. on Aug. 6.

The 2013 white Ford F-250 truck, driven by Isaac Barboza Jr., 23, ended up in a bedroom and pinned the girl underneath it, police said.

The girl was freed from the wreckage and taken to Peterson Regional Medical Center and then flown to a San Antonio hospital.

Kerrville police on Tuesday confirmed she passed away but did not release additional information.

Barboza was arrested and charged with intoxication assault with a vehicle causing serious bodily injury. Kerrville police did not immediately say what upgraded charge, if any, Barboza is facing.

Authorities said the case remains under investigation.

This is a developing story. It will be updated as more information becomes available.


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