Seven-Year-Old Dies in Abilene Rollover CrashPress Release
ABILENE,TX -- A fatal two-vehicle rollover crash took the life of a seven-year-old child on Sunday evening. The accident happened on Interstate 20 near Winters Freeway around 7 p.m.
According to Abilene Police, Justice of the Peace Frank Cleveland pronounced the child, Jae-vion Christian, dead at the scene.
Police said the vehicles involved were a 2001 Lincoln Navigator, operated by 29-year-old April Cortez of Abilene, and a 2002 Ford Mustang, operated by 18-year-old Kendall Thompson of Louisiana. Both vehicles were heading westbound on Interstate 20 at the time of the crash.
“The Mustang began to pass the Navigator and lost traction with the roadway, striking the Navigator,” an Abilene Police Department (APD) news release said. “The Navigator was forced from the roadway and rolled over.”
The child was an occupant in the Navigator.
Police said there were no alcohol or drugs involved in the collision.
This crash is currently under investigation by members of the APD's Traffics Division. LIVE! will provide an update should more information become available.