At 6:54 pm Monday Cleveland Fire Department responded to a major accident on FM 2025 just west of US 59 and on the Cleveland, North Cleveland line. When first units arrived on the scene they found a blue Ford Ranger driven by a yet unidentified white male in his late 50’s and a Toyota Tacoma pickup driven by a female who was in her mid-forties. The female was in critical condition and transported to Cleveland Police helipad where they met Life Flight. She was flown to Houston in critical condition.
The male driver who was entrapped was in cardiac arrest but first responders were able to return a pulse through CPR. He was transported to Cleveland Regional to be stabilized as a second helicopter was en route. He was pronounced dead at Cleveland Hospital.
Cleveland Police worked the accident with the help of DPS. According to officials the female in the Tacoma truck who was eastbound on FM 2025 crossed the center line and struck the Ford Ranger head-on. The Tacoma left no skid marks, The Ranger which had an extremely heavy tool box in the bed along with a plastic container which appeared to be empty tied to the top of the tool box. The impact threw the container out of the truck and the tool box pushed in the rear of the cab of the truck.
The road was reopened at 10 p.m.. Officials do not believe speed was a factor and are continuing the investigation to determine any contributing factors.