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Plano mom killed by falling 18-wheeler debris

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A Plano mother was killed after parts of an 18-wheeler smashed through her windshield while she was driving on Interstate 20.

The accident happened at about 11 a.m. Saturday in the eastbound lanes of the interstate near Canton.

According to the Department of Public Safety, 33-year-old Zackquelyn Johnson and her three children were in a Jeep Liberty behind an 18-wheeler.

A metal brake drum either fell or broke off of the truck and went through their SUV's windshield. The impact caused them to leave the road and hit a road sign and rest area park bench.

Johnson and her 1-year-old child were hurt. The mother died from her injuries on Monday. Her child is still hospitalized.

DPS said the truck that caused the crash didn't stop.

Investigators are now trying to find the driver. He likely won't face charges, but they want to talk to him because he may not know something came off the rig.

The 18-wheeler is described as a newer model gray truck that was possibly carrying a flatbed with equipment on it.

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