Texas Toddler Crushed by Driftwood Log

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

A 3-year-old boy is dead after a heavy driftwood log rolled down a sand dune and crushed him at a Southeast Texas Gulf Coast beach.

A teenage girl also was injured by the log, which Galveston County sheriff's Maj. Ray Tuttoilmondo says was about 3 feet long and 2 feet in diameter. He told the Daily News of Galveston County that it weighed several hundred pounds.

The spokesman says the boy's family was having a day at the Crystal Beach seashore Thursday afternoon when the sand supporting the log was disturbed, releasing the log that killed LaShaun Lovejoy Huff.

A teenage girl was taken to the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston for treatment of a crush injury to her arm and shoulder.


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