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ARREST MADE IN FM 2978 FATAL CRASH

At approximately 10:15 pm, Sunday night, MCHD Alarm received notification of a person in the middle of FM 2978, near Prine, that was not awake or breathing and appeared to have been struck by a vehicle. MCHD EMS, Magnolia Fire Department, and Montgomery County Sherriff’s Office responded. Magnolia E182 arrived on location at 10:20 and confirmed an auto-pedestrian crash with a male victim deceased. FM 2978 was closed as DPS completed the investigation. Montgomery County Precinct 5 Justice of the Peace Matt Masden ordered Eickenhorst Funeral Directors to transport the victim, identified as Barney Joe Donaldson, 73, to the Montgomery County Forensic Center for autopsy. The crash happened on FM 2978 in front of his home. According to DPS, a Chevrolet pickup was southbound on FM 2978 just south of Woodlands Parkway when it struck the male who was walking outside the construction area. According to DPS, the driver showed no signs of impairment. However, DPS did arrest Erik Gonzalez, of 30518 Vickie in Magnolia for failure to stop and render aid. He was released on a $20,000 bond. FM 2978 reopened just after midnight.

9/27/2021 404044 GONZALEZ, ERIK 30518 VICKIE LN MAGNOLIA TX 77354 TEXAS DEPT OF PUBLIC SAFETY FM 2978/ PRINE DR INSTANTER D9 FSRA – ACCIDENT INVOLVING DEATH 20000

 

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