Central Texas boy injured in crane-SUV crash now breathing on his own

Kyngston Churchill suffered severe head trauma in the April 1 crash. (Staff photo/courtesy photo)

TEMPLE, Texas (KWTX) Fourteen-month-old Kyngston Churchill, who was injured in a crane-SUV crash in April in Harker Heights, is now breathing on his own at a Temple hospital, his mother said Friday.

"He got his breathing tube taken out today, and he's doing really good,” Dashayla Lewis said Friday.

“His eye is doing better, just fractured still. We're just waiting for all that to heal up.”

The boy, who was riding in the SUV, suffered major head trauma in the collision with the 3,000-ton crane, forcing doctors to remove part of his skull to ease the pressure from his swollen brain.

The accident happened on April 1 on the Edwards Drive Bridge across U.S. Highway 190/Interstate 14.

Family members plan to transfer him to a facility in Houston for at least six weeks of rehabilitation that they hope will help him begin walking again.