SHELBY COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - Two days after his family was involved in a horrific one-vehicle rollover accident on State Highway 7 in Shelby County, a 6-year-old Center boy died as a result of injuries he suffered in the crash.
Logan Simmons was pronounced dead at the Louisiana State University Hospital in Shreveport at 4:03 a.m. Monday.
According to a press release from the Texas Department of Public Safety, DPS troopers responded to a one-vehicle rollover accident involving a red Ford Explorer on Highway 7 at approximately 2 p.m. Saturday.
The preliminary investigation revealed that the Explorer drove off the road to the right for unknown reasons, drove back across Highway 7, and overturned several times. The driver of the Explorer was identified as Sarah Renee Simmons, 27.
Also in the vehicle with Sarah Simmons were Michael Simmons, 26, Breonna Simmons, 8, Logan Simmons, and Katelyn Makenna Simmons, 3. Sarah and Michael Simmons were transported to a Nacogdoches hospital with unknown injuries. The three children were airlifted to LSU Hospital in Shreveport by helicopter.
According to a page that has been set up on the gofundme.com Web site, Michael and Sarah and their three children were on their way home from an East event at New Life Church in Center when the tie rod on their Explorer broke, and the vehicle somersaulted several times.
"The 2 older children were ejected from the vehicle," the gofundme.com Web site states. "Six-year-old Logan sustained severe head injuries and passed away this morning about 4:30 a.m. The oldest child, Breonna, age 8, also ejected, has a broken back in two places and pelvic damage and will need surgery."
Regina Biondillo Danley, the author of the page, said that doctors are going to have to wait until a tear in an artery near Breonna Simmons' heart heals before they can do the surgery. The youngest child has a shattered arm socket and a broken ankle, the Web page stated.
"This family is in need of not only prayers for peace and comfort, but in monetary funds for the cost of Logan's funeral, medical bills, and the cost for just everyday needs," Danley wrote. "They have been told that they may be at the hospital with the girls for up to a month.
To donate to help the Simmons family, click on this link.
The crash remains under investigation, the press release stated.