Lumber truck’s load falls onto van, kills 16-year-old girl in Montgomery County

A 16-year-old girl was killed and her mother was injured Thursday morning in a crash involving a lumber truck in Montgomery County, according to media reports.

The truck lost its load on Levee Road and the wood fell onto a van, according to WKYT, the Herald-Leader’s news partner. The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office told the TV station that Tammy Smith and her 16-year-old daughter were in the van. The girl was killed, and Smith was taken to a local hospital. The teen’s name wasn’t released.

The Montgomery County Schools superintendent released the following statement Thursday:

“Our entire high school family and Montgomery County School District family is heartbroken today after hearing our student and friend died in an automobile accident this morning. We ask for your thoughts and prayers for her family, and our students and staff at Montgomery County High School, and the entire Montgomery County School District during this difficult time.”

Counselors and other support staff were at the high school for students or staff who needed support, officials said.