Just before 3am as a Montgomery County deputy was on routine patrol he came up on an accident on FM 1097 about one mile east of Rose Road. The pickup was heavily damaged and MCHD along with North Montgomery County Fire Department was dispatched. When MCHD arrived on the scene it was determined that 36-year-old Lawrence Harold Finnley of Conroe was deceased.
According to DPS Finnley was eastbound on FM 1097 East when he ran off the northside of the road hitting a culvert pipe and flipping end over end. He was not wearing a seatbelt.
FM 1097 was reopened to traffic approximately 6am.