MONTGOMERY COUNTY – In the first three hours of Saturday, two people died in unrelated single vehicle automobile accidents.
The first crash was reported just after midnight when a Honda Civic was traveling north on Old Houston Road north of Payne Road. According to DPS, the driver lost control and went into a side skid then ran off of the pavement, striking a utility pole and fence, and flipped.
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When emergency crews arrived, the driver was tangled in the wreckage and obviously dead. He was identified as 24-year-old David Wayne Mowery (pictured), who lived nearby on Pioneer Trails.
Mowery’s page on the social networking site MySpace.com stated he was a 2003 graduate of Caney Creek High School who worked in plumbing and was taking college courses in the hopes of one day becoming an architect.
There were no passengers in Mowery’s vehicle.
Around 2:50 a.m., medics responded to another single vehicle crash on Riley Fuzzel Road, east of Bender’s Landing. An Acura sedan was southbound on Riley Fuzzel when it crossed oncoming traffic went into a ditch and struck a pine tree at a high rate of speed.
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The driver, 30-year-old Chad Garett of Houston, was already dead when emergency crews arrived. His passenger, Charles Allen Strickland (age unknown), was transported by ground ambulance to an area hospital then transported to Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston in critical condition with injuries to his hips and legs, according to DPS.