According to police scanners
A fatal accident has blocked both the east and westbound lanes of the northwest freeway.
The accident happened shortly before 6pm on 290 at Mason road.
According to HCSO, this was a multi-vehicle accident which involved a car fire and a juvenile was reportedly killed in the accident.
A tractor semi trailer was traveling eastbound on the outside lane of 290/
DPS officials say that the semi truck driver looked down to change something (not sure if it was radio or cell or what at this point). When he looked back up, traffic was slowed or near a complete stop.
The semi truck struck a silver vehicle never having the e chance to apply the break. DPS says there was 100 foot of skid.
Two other vehicles were also struck. One silver vehicle and a silver Kia Optima which incurred significant rear end damage. In that vehicle was a mom, daughter and a juvenile 8-10 years old. The mother and daughter were transported via life flight. The 3rd occupant, a juvenile 8-10 year old was pronounced dead at the scene.
A male in an F-150 was transported by private ambulance. Another ground ambulance also took another female to hospital.
An estimated 4-6 hours before the highway is expected to open.