A mother of two has died in a horrific car crash after a wheel fell off a truck and went flying into the windshield of the car she was driving.
Carol Hardy, 52, was driving home from a baseball game with her 17-year-old son Kaden Hardy, in New Caney in the US state of Texas, when the rogue wheel hit their vehicle about 7pm Thursday (local time).
Fox 26 Houston reports the sudden impact sent Ms Hardy's car into the back of another vehicle with a father and three children inside.
Ms Hardy was pronounced dead at the scene.
Her teenage son, who was asleep in the front passenger seat when the accident happened, was taken to hospital with minor injuries.
The father and his three children from the vehicle Ms Hardy rear-ended were taken to hospital in a stable condition, according to Fox 26.
The driver of the truck that lost its wheel is uninjured.
Footage from the aftermath shows Ms Hardy’s vehicle with the roof cut off, reportedly by emergency services trying to extract the mother and her son from the wreckage.
Ms Hardy’s husband Ron and younger daughter Caly have been left “completely heartbroken” by the tragic incident and a GoFundMe page has been established to help pay for Ms Hardy’s funeral and the hospital bills for Kaden.
“She was her kids' biggest fan, and quite possibly the nicest person you've ever met,” the GoFundMe page that has so far raised more than $26,000 reads.
Mr Hardy been overwhelmed by the support his family has received since the accident and thanked people for their generosity.
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