Crash east of Conroe early Saturday closes 105 for hours

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An overnight accident closed highway 105 at Millmac for almost three hours Saturday morning.

According to DPS Trooper Hinojosa Stephen Burks of Conroe was traveling at a high rate of speed eastbound on 105 in his 2006 Ford F150 pickup approximately 1:30AM.

Carlio Lujan 20, also of Conroe was at the light in the left turn lane at Millmac in with a 16 year old male passenger.

Burks crashed into the rear of Lujan’s 2005 Chevrolet Lumina sending it almost 100 yards through the intersection and into the grassy shoulder on the north side of the road.

After striking Lujan, Burks vehicle went into a sideway skid and was struck by Aurealio Inglesias-Ferrara of Mexico in his 2005 Honda Accord who was westbound on 105.

Burks left rear wheel was struck by the Honda with such force that it not only broke the wheel and axle off of the truck but it caused the truck to start rolling coming to rest against the traffic signal support post on the opposite of the intersection. Burks left wheel was also imprinted with the license plate of the Accord.

When medicl and fire equipment started arriving on rhe scene from Cut and Shoot Fire Department additional help was requested from Conroe Fire Department and North Montgomery County Fire Department along with three additional ambulances.

Firefighters worked for almost thirty minutes to free Iglesias-Ferrara from the wreckage. Durning the entire time he was conscious and speaking with rescurers. He was transported in stable condition to Herman Wooodlands hospital in stable condition.

Lujan was transported to Herman hospital in Houston by PHI Air Medical and his 16 year old passenger was taken to Conroe Regional in stable condition.

Burks was transported to Conroe Regional by MCHD also in stable condition.

During the time of the closure MCHD was dispatched to the Cut and Shoot post office for a woman who was enroute to the hospital to deliver her child. She had been in traffic when contractions came closer together and EMS was called.

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