December 7, 2022 9:52 pm

Posted: 5.11.2013 23:48

grand jury no bills driver in quadruple fatal

Just after 5:30an on March 23, 2013, Kevin Golden, age 40, a resident of Roman Forest was eastbound on SH 105 near Goode City Road. There was very heavy rain at the time. As he crossed the overpass over the railroad tracks his vehicle started to hydro-plane on the large amount of water flowing down the incline of the roadway.

His truck crossed into the westbound lanes and into the path of a Volkswagen Jetta. The Jetta, driven by Jennifer Clouse, 27, of Cleveland slammed into Golden’s 2003 Dodge Ram pickup.

Jennifer had gotten up early with her two children Jorden, age 6 and her daughter Bailey, age 8. She was driving her husband Nathan to work.

All four members of the Clouse family perished in the crash. Golden was taken to the hospital in critical condition.

The rain was so intense and the road so dark that another vehicle not able to see the scene slammed into the engine that was broken away from the pickup in the crash.

The Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office and The Texas Department of Public Safety investigated the crash.

Witnesses said the rain was so heavy that it looked like a river coming down the roadway from the overpass.

The District Attorney’s Office did not file any charges but it was sent to the Montgomery County Grand Jury. After the jury panel heard the evidence they found no criminal act had been committed and no-billed Golden in the crash.