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FATAL CRASH ON SH 249

Just before 11 p.m. Friday night the Montgomery County Hospital District Station 41 crew heard a loud crash outside their ambulance station on Patridge Drive at SH 249. Going out they saw the aftermath of a crash and went into action. They were on the scene within a minute, but it was still too late. The driver in a 2014 Cadillac sedan was deceased. Magnolia and Tomball Fire responded to the scene as did Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office and DPS. The preliminary investigation shows a Cadillac was westbound on Patridge Drive and failed to yield right of way to the northbound traffic on SH 249. As a result, as the Cadillac entered the intersection, the male driver was t-boned in the driver’s side of the vehicle by a 2008 Jeep which was northbound on SH 249. According to a witness, the Jeep was traveling at highway speed when the vehicle just came out. The driver of the Jeep had no time to even take evasive action. With the large bumper and the height of the Jeep, it ripped into the passenger compartment of the vehicle. The right wheel of the Jeep came to rest inside the vehicle. The driver of the Jeep was not injured but extremely distraught. He was cleared of impairment on the scene. Montgomery County Justice of the Peace Trey Spikes ordered Eickenhorst Funeral Directors to transport the victim to the Montgomery County Forensic Center for autopsy. Magnolia Firefighters were tasked with having to remove the Jeep and the doors and roof of the vehicle to remove the victim. As the crash was being investigated the road was closed. Several motorists decided to make a U-turn and travel over 1/2 mile southbound in the northbound lanes going head on at northbound traffic. MCSO deputies issued several citations. In addition, one such motorist was almost struck head-on at Decker Creek as a vehicle topped the hill. That driver crashed into the guardrail with only minor damage and no injuries. This is not the first crash at this intersection as residents try to get out of their subdivision and cross 3-lanes of northbound SH 249 traffic.

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