Thomas Lavora, 17, of Conroe was pronounced dead on the scene of a single-vehicle crash in East Montgomery County Monday night.
Around 9 p.m., authorities say the victim was eastbound on Old Highway 105 E. near Faulkner Rd. in a Chevy Cobalt when he lost control of the vehicle. The car first traveled through a ditch on the south side of the highway beside the railroad tracks, before going airborne and rolling multiple times. The car continued between two trees, striking both of them, and coming to rest on the driver’s side, facing west, just beyond those trees. The driver was partially ejected and beyond help.
The crash left a large debris field, with some hanging approximately 30 feet high in surrounding trees. The vehicle left marks on a tree approximately 10 feet off the ground.
Lavora was pronounced dead at 9:36 p.m. by Precinct 4 Justice of the Peace James Metts who conducted an inquest and called for Eickenhorst Funeral Directors to transport the victim to Montgomery County Forensic Services for autopsy.
The Texas Department of Public Safety is investigating the crash.