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DPS: street racing may have caused Thursday crash

EAST MONTGOMERY COUNTY- Just before 4 a.m. Thursday, emergency crews responded to the crash in the 11200 block of on Daw Collins Rd. north of FM 2090 in the Splendora area, where they found a pickup had struck a tree, sheering it in half and dropping it across the road, with the rest of the tree embedded in the driver’s side door.

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As medics worked to stabilize the seriously injured driver, later identified as Oklahoma resident Jessie Lawhon, the passenger sat watching on the tree in the road. The passenger, 19-year-old Brian Seitan of Cleveland, sustained only minor injuries and was joined by several other teens.

Splendora firefighters first cut the windshield to gain access, but soon realized the victim was trapped beneath the steering wheel and the dash itself. Using the “jaws of life” tool, they hooked a chain to the frame and the other around the steering column. Pulling it together, the steering wheel lifted somewhat.

It was then determined the tree was supporting the truck, so it was shored up for stabilization as a firefighter used a chainsaw to cut the tree at the base. Even after the tree was cut through, the truck door was gripping it like a hand.

Senior firefighters said it took some “old school” techniques to get the job done, such as using the fire department Explorer with a chain hooked to it to pull the tree out.

The door, crumpled from the tree and resting against the driver, had to be removed. It took more time to cut the door hinges and electrical connection and the door still refused to release.

Several firefighters, wrecker drivers and police officers joined forces to pull the door free. Unfortunately, the driver remained trapped.

After removing several components such as the radio and accessories, the driver was finally free and medics were able to see and start to treat his severely injured leg.

PHI Air Medical responded, landing on FM 2090 at Daw Collins, as the fire departments tried to stop traffic, with vehicles continuing to ignore the emergency lights and try to go around.

A woman holding a small child, who said she was a family member, got out of her vehicle. Ignoring the orders of emergency crews, she sneaked onto the scene, getting dangerously close to the helicopter’s rotors.

Lawhon was transported by PHI to Hermann Hospital in Houston’s Texas Medical Center.

The driver of the second vehicle was 18-year-old James Mcgehee of Splendora , who was determined to have alcohol in his system. His vehicle was towed, but he was allowed to leave the scene.

Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Martin said witnesses stated the teens were drag racing.

Ironically, the crash came two days after a Montgomery County grand jury indicted two Conroe teens in connection with a motor vehicle street racing accident that claimed the life of a Conroe High School senior football star last Memorial Day weekend.

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  1. big momma

    IM NOT BASHING YOU…I DONT KNOW WHO YOU ARE.I AM FRINEDS WITH THE FAMILY HAVE BEEN SINCE CANDICE WAS 5..I WENT ON THE COURT RECORDS AND TO MY KNOWLEGE, MIKEY DOESNT HAVE A RECORD. yES A FEW SPEEDONG TICKETS..I HARDLY THINK THAT MAKES HIM A CRIMINAL..HE HAS NEVER WNET TO JAIL FOR ANYTHING..SO WHAT COURT RECORDS ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT? YOU DONT HAVE TO LIKE THIS FAMILY AND NO EVERYONE IS GOING TO AND THATS FINE..I JUST DONT UNDERSTAND WHY YOU STARTED BASHING MIKEY.I DONT THINK HE IS PERFET TRUST ME I HAVE 2 GIRLS AND 1 BOY AND HAD MY FARE SHARE OF TROUBLE OUT OF THEM, BUT NO ONE EVER WENT ON LINE TO BASH MY KIDS.MIKEY IS GOING TO THE MARINES AND YES IT WILL CHANGE HIS LIFE AND HELP HIM GROW UP AND I WISH THEM THE BEST ON THAT AS THEY GO THROUGH THIS AGAIN.THERE ARE ALOT OF BAD KIDS IN SPLENDORA AND HERE IN HUFFMAN TOO..BUT REALLY I DONT THINK MIKEY IS AS BAD AS YOU PUT IT OUT…YOU DONT EVEN KNOW WHAT REALLY HAPPENED IN THAT WRECK AND YES THE PAPER DID GT SOME FACTS WRONG. YOU JUDGED HIM BEFORE KNOWING THE FACTS.LIKE I SAID BEFORE YES MIEY NEEDS TO TONE IT DOWN ALOT BUT I PRETTY SURE HE HAS BEEN DOING THAT ALOT HERE LATELY..AND AS FOR HIS MOM AND STEP DAD..WELL SHE IS A GOOD PERSON BEEN THROUGH ALOT AND IF YOU KNEW ANYTHING ABOUT HER NOW THEN YOU WOULD SEE SHE IS DOING THE BEST EMOTIONALLY THAT SHE CAN RIGHT NOW..SHE DOES HAVE ALOT OF GOOD TRUE FRIENDS THAT ARE STANDING BY HER..SO IF YOU CAN…..FOCUS ON THE GOOD THINGS IN YOUR LIFE AND NOT SO MUCH THE PAIN ANOTHER MOTHER IS GOING THROUGH…i DONT KNOW YOU AND YOU ARE PROBABLY A GOOD PERSON WHO IS SUCKED UP IN THE SPLENDORA WAYS AND DRAMA..JUST LET GOD HANDLE WHAT HE DOES BEST..

  2. ladycatsrule

    lol…big momma, facts are facts. Ask around, look at the court records. You bashing me, only hurts you. But that is all you have, because you are misinformed. And here is some advice for ya, if you are friends with this family, I would watch your back, they have a reputation of stabbing their friends in the back. Just sayin!!

  3. ladycatsrule

    Hahahaaa, yeah you be sure and tell Kelli, that I hope that works out for her. The Lord works in mysterious ways, and lying is a sin.

  4. big momma

    KELLIE ASKS FOR US NOT TO POST ANY MORE,”QUOTE”..IM NOT WORRIED ABOUT IT..I HAVE FAITH THE THE LORD WILL TAKE CARE OF IT ON HIS OWN…

  5. big momma

    THIS ISNT KELLIE MIKEYS MOM,I WILL TAKE UP FOR HIM SINCE YOU MADE A SERIOUS ACCIDNET INTO A MIKEY FEST.YOU TOOK THIS AND MADE IT ALL ABOUT MIKEY.THESE BOYS INCLUDING MIKEY MADE A MISTAKE AND IM SURE LEARNED A VERY HARD LESSON FROM THIS.AS FAR AS THE POLICE IN SPLENDORA, WELL I DOUT WHAT YOU SAY IS TRUTH TO THAT ALSO.I KNOW ALOT OF PEOPLE AND ALOT OF OFFICERS IN THIS COUNTY AND YET HAVE HEADR ANYTHING NEGATIVE EXCEPT HE NEEDS TO TONE IT DOWN SOME.SEE MOST OF THEM ARE LIKE THESE BOYS, THE LOVE FOR FAST CARS.THEY JUST NEED TO TAKE IT TO THE TRACK INSTEAD OF OUR STREETS.IM NOT SAYING MIKEY IS A PERFECT KID. THERE IS NO SUCH THING AND IM SURE YOUR CHILD WHO YOU SAID DRIVES DOES JUST THE SAME JUST HASNT BEEN CAUGHT.IM NOT HERE TO BASH ANYONE SO IF I HAVE IM AM SORRY FOR THAT,BUT THIS WAS ABOUT A ACCIDENT WERE THANK GOD EVERYONE SURVIVED AND NOT WHAT MIKEY DOES OR DOSENT DO.NOT EVERYONE IS GOING TO LIKE EVERYONE AND THAT IS FINE BUT DONT BASH OR TRASH A FAMILY WHEN THEY ARENT TRASHING OR BASHING YOU.KELLIE STAYS TO HERSELF HAS GOOD FRIENDS JUST DOESNT ADVERTISE HER BUSINESS.TRYING TO GET MIKEY GROWN UP IS A CHALLENGE AND ONE THAT SHE IS WORKING ON VERY HARD.YOU THINK SHE TAKES UP FOR HIM ALOT, BUT REALLY SHE DOESNT..ONCE AGAIN SHE DOESNT ADVERTISE WHAT SHE DOES OR DOESNT DO WITH HIM.KELLIE HAS ALOT OF SUPPORT FROM ALLOVER THIS COUNTY AND REALLY IM SURE WHAT YOU SAY DOENT HURT OR BOTHER HER IN ANYWAY..SHE IS A VERY STRONG PERSON.THAT WHY SHE DOESNT GET ON HERE AND RESPOND.WHEN I CALL HER TO READ THIS TO HER SHE LAUGHS..ALL SHE HAS TO SAY ABOUT IT IS WHO CARES..JUST WORD ALLISON DONT HURT AT ALL..YES MY NAME IS ALLISON..I GO BY ALLY..KNOWN THE FAMILY FOR MANY YEARS..I WISH THE BOYS A FAST RECOVERY AND A WONDERFUL LIFE..I WISH THIER PARENTS LOTS OF PRAYERS THESE BOYS RECOUPE AND HAVE A HEALTHY GOOD LIFE.

  6. ladycatsrule

    Hahahaha, sounds just like his mom. Lying for him, covering for him, whatever, I know his truck and I also know that he is nothing but trouble. So, go ahead Kelly and keep taking up for him, he will never grow up.

  7. kthrnseitan

    I am shocked to read the inappropriate content of the “comments” below an article that details how close 2 young boys came to losing their lives. The parents’ of the driver, who was the most critically injured, were devasted due to the extent of his injuries; when they were finally able to see their son after a nerve-racking 7 hr drive into Houston; which took 9 hrs due to severe weather conditions.

    As the parent of the other injured boy, I am thankful & amazed they both lived.

    Most of the content appears to be more appropriately discussed in a private conversation. This is not the place to “trash” talk anyone.

  8. rsbm43

    I agree with Ladycats….I’ve known Mickey for many, many years…it is not just the incidents that you have listed “big momma” that makes him a bad kid. I have had several run ins with him myself…and his mother covers and deffends him. Trust me I have a ton of info on that whole deal. The police in our area are fed up! As are most of the people who know him. I am so glad that everyone survived this accident. There is no reason that any family should have to deal with the heartache and pain because of stupid behavior. I have children that drive and they even complain about the way Mikey drives…all I have to say is he better not ever have an accident with my child involved b/c that will be the day he will finally be put away!

  9. big momma

    ladycatsrule, I talk to Mikeys mom alot and Mikey works so whatever you say about this family is just hate.Your right Robby died 4 years ago and if ever lost your son or daughter you would know it never goes away.Its always going to be painful,no closer for this family. He died serving his country so you gossip and start your drama. Wow thats whast pitiful.Get out of this families business and get a life..who cares what the past is..The case is over with XXX and as for Mikey well he wasnt involved in the accident nor was he drunk so get off you drama and you move on..You dont realize what your obsession with this family makes you look like.If you love your community so much help these kis find good things to do instead of focusing on all the negative.Mikey run in with the law—a few speeding tickets, 2 wrecks no one else in truck nor involved in them, so that makes him a bad kid???I dont think so. he has a great job with a good company and takes care of his son so you really dont know what you are talking about..Mikey isnt the only one with a silver dodge truck in this town and is no the only teen with one..you need to look again.. There are times i thought Mikey was speeding on my street and called his mom and it wasnt Mikey he was at work..You cant blame him for everything..Move on lady, Move on….

  10. ladycatsrule

    Pop, gossip? really? Nah, I speak the truth, the Montgomery County Courthouse has all the records. So, no spin here, just facts. I love my community, and use my name proudly. Mikey’s brother did not die recently, he has been gone years, so it seems that you need to stop gossiping…lol And yes, I am so glad that all the kids involved in the accident are alive and well. Next time might be a different story. And it looks like Mikey has not learned his lesson. He is speeding up and down the roads as usual.

  11. popcornlinda

    Well, I just love Mikey and his entire family, Don’t know them real well, but team mom’ed enough to know that splendora is love and unity for our youth!!, Thank U bigmomma, obreezy and amberseitan u r much appreciated, BUT if Any body is a DISAPPOINTMENT, Using ladycatsrule for UR username, thats a pitiful shame, and to bring up the history on his mikeys family is gossip, they don’t deserve that, they recently lost Mikeys older brother in the military etc….Shame on U ladycatsrule……I recommend U change ur username to gossiprules!!!!I am so thankful none of the boys were killed, they should take defensive driving and move on wit their lives…..

  12. amberseitan

    @ladycatsrule: First off, this really isn’t about Mikey. Second, he didn’t do anything wrong in this particular case. Third, Mikey’s young but he’s a good kid, and has had a lot to deal with at such a young age. So why don’t you just drop the whole blame game, give it up already!

    In this particular situation, it was my younger brother Brian) and his friend (Jesse) who were driving carelessly. Not that it’s an excuse, but Jesse was driving and he is not familiar with the back roads at all, or any roads down in TX for that matter, this was his first trip out of Oklahoma. Everybody really should stop with the hateful arguing back and forth and just be glad that these boys are still with us today (THAT’S THE POINT). ALL of us are guilty of being young and dumb at one point in our life, and we learned our lessons and so will Brian & Jesse…and Mikey (I’m fairly sure this accident did the trick though).

    And just for the record…I wasn’t dangerously close to the helicopter rotors, as you can see in the video, and I didn’t sneak onto the scene…I made the firefighters very aware of the fact that I was walking down there whether I had their approval or not. 🙂

  13. ladycatsrule

    Why would Jeremy resign if he was innocent? You see how stupid you sound? And the Grand Jury and the DA made sure that he would never get a license to protect in the State of Texas ever again. Spin it however you like dear, facts are facts. And I am not (obsessing) over the Hunt family, hardly. It sounds like you are just like them though, spinning lies and non truths. You go ahead and stick to that, I hope it works out for you. As for Mikey? Maybe someday he will get out from under his momma’s wings, and fly on his own, and quit being a trouble maker for the neighborhood.

  14. big momma

    Really…why dont you go ask the police chief like we did..He wasnt fire..he resigned…and I know what messages are on the phone…Ive seen his from His wife..and there is nothing from what she clamined, Who cares really thats over..as for Mikey..well He works 5 days a week and is hardley home so I dont think he is really bothering anyone anymore..and for His license, well,He Maybe its under apeal and maybe he will or has gotten back..and Thats all Im saying about that…So you lived in White Oak 20 years…Hummm could be one of the Trashy houses with all the cars parked in the front yard could be why you are so fixed on the Hunt family cause they have nice things..Oh well..Im not getting back on this page so..Good luck in your life and Hope you find something more meaningful than obsessing on the Hunts and Mikey…

  15. ladycatsrule

    lol…BIG MOMMA you might need to ask around and get your story straight. Mikey is nothing but trouble, and has tore around White Oak for too long. The neighbors are tired of it. As for Jeremy, the mother has the little girls phone back from the DA, and the messages are still on there, if you wish to see them. That is the fact!! He was fired from Splendora PD, and his Peace license was taken away from him by the DA. Soooooo, he was not innocent….lol.

  16. big momma

    You are right, he does need to be taken down a notch and Im pretty sure his mother is doing that. The papers didnt mention that there were 4 other boys involved and wouldnt speak the truth, Mikey was the only one to tell the truth.
    Im pretty sure after seeing what he saw that night he will drive alot more careful..he is still upset over it and never thought it would happen to someone close to him..So i think a lesson learned here..There are alot of really bad kids around that sell drugs and do so much worse, so why focus on This young man??I dont live in White Oak but know plenty of people who do and its not filled with the most up standing people..So if you wont to make a diffeence focus on cleaning your neighborhood up of trash and junked cars instead of the Hunt family.

  17. big momma

    nO NERVE JUST TAKING UP FOR GOOD FRIENDS…SO WHAT IF MIKEY IS SPOILED..WHOS BUINESS IT IS OF YOURS? BY THE WAY IF YOU HAD YOUR FACTS STRAIGHT HE DID A BURN OUT ON THE ROAD IS WHY THEY TOWED THE TRUCK..AND SECOND HE PAYS FOR HIS TRUCK. HE WORKS, WHEN HE TURNED 18 HIS MOTHER QUIT SPOILING HIM SO GET OVER IT. MAYBE YOUR SO WORRIED ABOUT WHAT HE DOES CAUSE YOU CANT PROVIDE FOR YOUR OWN,HUMMMM,COULD BE…WORRY ABOUT YOUR OWN LIFE AND FAMILY AND STAY OUT OF THIERS FOR WHAT I SEE THEY DONT SO ANYTHING TO YOU..THEY KEEP TO THIER SELFS AND HANG OUT WITH CLASSY PEOPLE NOT TRASH..AND YES THE LITTLE GIRL AND THE MOTHER DID LIE, DONT THINK THAT LITTLE GIRL HASNT SENT IM SORRY MESSAGES TO THAT FAMILY THROUGH OTHER KIDS IN SCHOOL…SO IF YOU KNOW IT ALL THEN WHY WAS HE LET GO. BECAUSE HE WASNT DRINKING, AND NO THEY WERENT RACING THE YOUNG MAN FROM OKLAHOMA DIDNT KNOW THE BACK ROADS NEVER BEEN TO TEXAS..YES THEY WERE SPEEDING AND ADMITTED TO IT.SO GET OVER YOURSELF AND GET A LIFE AND STAY OUT OF THE HUNTS FAMILY LIFE OR IS IT YOUR ANOTHER OBSESSED FREAK WHOS JUST OBSESSES OVER THEM…

  18. ladycatsrule

    LOL…..sounds like I struck a nerve or two…..I don’t know who you think I am…but the Hunt family has never paid any of my rent. And if Mikey wasn’t drinking then why did they tow his truck. RIGHT!! Third, Jeremy Hunts case was not dismissed because of the mother and daughters lies. YOU are the one misinformed. A police officer does not give up his license to protect if he is not guilty. So, Big Momma, you get your story straight. I have lived in Whit Oak for over 20 years, and Mikey Mageehee is a spoiled rotten brat, who needs to be taken down a few notches.

  19. obreezy

    Ladycatsrule??? You have know idea who or what your talking about.. Aren’t these the same disappointments that paid your rent a couple times???

  20. big momma

    FIRST OFF IF YOU KNEW ANYTHING ABOUT THE STORY YOU WOULD KNOW THAT THEY LET HIM GO BECAUSE THEY DETERMIND THERE WASNT ANY ALCOHOL IN HIS SYSTEM..SECOND JEREMY HUNTS CASE WAS DISMISSED DUE THE LITTLE GIRL AND THE MOTHER MAKING UP NOTHING BUT LIES TO GET MONEY THAT WAS LEFT TO THEM WHEN THERE SON DIED..THERE ARE ALOT OF THINGS YOU PEOPLE DONT KNOW AND ARE RELYING ON GOSSIP AND DRAMA AND NOT THE REAL TRUTH..SO BEFORE YOU MAKE COMMENTS MAKE SURE YOU HAVE YOUR FACTS RIGHT.

  21. ladycatsrule

    James “Mikey” Mcgeehee and his family are a disappointment to the community. Mikey is a a spoiled brat, who has been given everything he ever wanted. Each time he wrecks or tears up a vehicle, his mother buys him another one. I want to know why he was not taken into custody at the scene? This kid has been a menace on the streets since he was given the keys to drive. When is someone going to stop it.

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