Boy, 5, pulls 2-year-old brother out of fatal wreck

The boys' father, who was driving the truck, died in the fiery crash. (Source: KTRK/CNN)
The boys' father, who was driving the truck, died in the fiery crash. (Source: KTRK/CNN)

HOUSTON (KTRK/CNN) – Police say a semi-truck crashed into a concrete pillar on a freeway overnight and ejected a young boy.

The 5-year-old told police he pulled his 2-year-old brother out of the truck, but he was not able to help his father, who was driving and died in the fiery wreck.

Both boys were taken to a hospital with severe burns and other injuries but are expected to be OK.

Their mother was traveling ahead of the big rig, completely unaware of what happened. Deputies were able to reunite the woman with her sons hours later.

The family was in the process of moving to a new home in Galveston.

Copyright 2016 KTRK via CNN. All rights reserved.

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