BOERNE, Texas – A four-year-old child from Foley, Alabama, was killed in a rollover crash Monday afternoon on Interstate 10 in Boerne, a city official said.
The accident happened just after 2 p.m. in the eastbound lanes near mile marker 539.
The main lanes of EB I-10 between North Main Street and Johns Road were closed for several hours as officers investigated the scene.
A Boerne spokesperson said the adult female driver, also from Foley, lost control of her SUV and overcorrected, causing the vehicle to roll multiple times.
There were three children in the SUV — an infant, a 2-year-old child, and a 4-year-old child.
All of the children were ejected during the crash. Investigators said they may not have been properly restrained in child safety seats, and their car seats were not properly secured to the frame of the SUV.
The 4-year-old died at the scene. The woman and two surviving children were transported to University Hospital for treatment.
Officials said the woman and the two children are recovering and should be released in the coming days.
The Boerne Police Department offers free car seat inspections. Residents who are interested in an inspection can call 830-249-8645 to schedule an appointment with an officer who is certified as a child passenger safety technician, officials said.