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HEAD ON CRASH SENDS 5 TO HOSPITALS

Just before midnight, Thursday DPS was dispatched to a head-on crash with a possible fatality on Calvary Road about a mile west of I-45 in the Willis area. Units arrived on scene to find 3 vehicles with heavy damage and victims trapped. North Montgomery County Fire worked first on a Kia Rio in which a female driver and an infant were entrapped. They were transported in stable condition. The female driver suffered severe leg injuries. They then went to work on a Land Cruiser with a female driver and a male passenger. They were also transported in stable condition. The driver of the Dodge Journey was critical and transported to the hospital. According to DPS the females driver of the Kia was eastbound on Calvary Road. The Land Cruiser was westbound on Calvary. The driver of the Dodge Journey was traveling at a high rate of speed passing the Land Cruiser just past the bridge. As he did this he slammed into the Kia head-on. The KIA was thrown to the ditch on the south side of the roadway. The Journey came to rest in the middle of the road. The Land Cruiser left the roadway and traveled along the fenceline ripping it out. The Land Cruiser the struck a utility pole snapping it off at its base. The pole was then ripped away from the 7,500 volt overhead powerlines. The pole fell to the ground without the wires falling or power being disrupted. Company Officials with the power company said they had never seen that before. The Montgomery County District Attorneys Office Vehicular Crimes Unit is assisting in the investigation. They are trying to determine if the driver of the Dodge was impaired.

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