Twelve Year Old Driver Crashes Van, Kills Mom

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

A 12-year-old boy driving the family van crashed through a glass wall yesterday in Humble, killing his mother and injuring two others.

Police say it was raining and the boy had been moving the vehicle closer to the building.

His mother, 44-year-old Lisa Lewis, was standing outside the Monarch Dental Associates office when she motioned to her son to pull the van closer. He apparently hit the accelerator instead of the brakes.

The crash pushed his mother through the glass wall and injured two dental workers in the office's reception area.

The workers were hospitalized in critical but stable condition.

A family friend says boy is one of seven siblings. He says the boys' father was being called home from Israel, where he was performing with a religious dance group.

A police investigators says he considers the death an accident.

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