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HIGHWAY 105 VICTIMS IDENTIFIED

A fatal accident at 2 pm this afternoon closed Highway 105 in both directions for almost three hours. At 2:01p.m. Cut and Shoot, Splendora and New Caney Fire Departments were dispatched to a major accident on SH 105 near Jayhawker Creek. This is between Fostoria Road and Lee Turner Road.

When they arrived they found a 30-year-old woman trapped in the driver side of a Sequia SUV. She was critical and all three departments worked hand-in-hand almost thirty-minutes to free her.

Life Flight was requested and landed just as they freed her. She had severe lower extremity injuries. She remains in Herman Hospital in the Medical Center in critical condition. DPS was not able to positively identify her yet.

The driver of a white Chevrolet Astro van which had flipped was pronounced dead on the scene by Precinct 4 Justice of the Peace James Metts. He was sent to Dallas for autopsy by Casner Funeral Directors.

According to DPS, witnesses told them the female driver in the SUV was eastbound on SH  105 and had crossed the center line several times. One witness was about to call 911 when she crossed again hitting the van head-on and flipping the van.

Warren Diepraam, Assistant Montgomery County District Attorney assisted DPS Troopers, McGilbery, Sutton, Cash, and Sgt. Leitner in the investigation.

The drivers of the two vehicles have been identified. the 2002 Sequoia has been identified as Sherri Lorene Holloway, age 30, of the 12300 block of White River in Tomball, Texas.. She remains in critical condition at Hermann Hospital in Houston.

Holloway had been charged with DWI on May 13, 2010. A warrant was issued  and she was arrested 27 days ago at the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office. She bonded out on a $1000 bond using AZ Bail Bonds. She is due in Judge Stewarts court again on March 30, 2011. It was unknown if today’s crash was alcohol related.

The driver of the 2005 Astro Van has been identified as Kenneth Darnell Buffington, age 34, of  the 100 block of Rolling Pine in Conroe. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

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  1. breeze28

    Kenny was a great man ,no matter where he went Kenny touched someone heart in the time. Kenny had 3kids 2 in texas and 1 in va .But Kenny was raising 5 other kids that was no kin to him. He helped out with a community
    league football team ( Conroe Tiger’s Youth Football) in the spring , summer and fall .Kenny worked 5 days aweek at D.A.C FOR HIS FAMILY . But most of all Kenny Loved his family and the poeple Kenny calls his family .
    He would help anyone , that was just Kenny . I love Kenny for that .His big heart and soul .

    To the Halloway’s my preyers are sent to everyone one of yall. It a hard time this hurt more then my family and friends .
    Kenny R.I.P 7/11/76 TO 02/24/2011
    i LOVE YOU AND MISS SO MUCH

  2. SharonWebb

    Very sad….. I cant believe this happened.
    I am so sorry for Kenny’s wife, kids, my Uncle and cousins. We love you so much. I will keep you guys in my prayers

    I feel bad for Sherri Holloways kids and husband

  3. fire56

    To all my brothers and sisters in the fire / ems / law enforcement groups that worked this scene – my heartfelt thanks. Kenny was my nephew, an excellent father, husband and brother. In my 24 years as a fire/medic I have worked many scenes like this. To see one that involved a family member seems unreal somehow.
    To say Kenny’s family is taking this hard is an understatment! His kids adored their father… his wife loved her husband…and what makes this event more difficult is that we just lost is mother 2 months ago. Kenny’s family is spread across the country and it makes it difficult for us all to come together to mourn and support his wife and kids.
    I thank you for all your hard work on this scene and for all you do everyday. I would like to ask my fire / ems family to reach out to Wendy and the kids, if possible, during this time – it would be more appreciated than you know.
    Blessings to you all.
    Michael Montecalvo, FF/EMT-P, Ret.

  4. DigitalAirControl

    Ken was a good man and was taken from his wife and children in our company vehicle while working for us. We cannot verbalize the sympathy we all feel for his surviving family. He was respected by everyone within our company. He was a good person and a hard worker. The news of his death is shocking to us and others in the construction industry who have called and emailed us. Ken will be missed by us all.

    Pete Kurtz, Digital Air Control, Inc.

  5. breeze28

    KENNY was my dad i love him with all my hart i will miss you and never let you out of my mind ,,,, im the son of this great man he love my sister austin my mom wyendy and my brothe nicky we will never for get you daddy

  6. breeze28

    Kenneth was a great man had 3 children and raising 5 other kids . Kenny was active in the commutiy with youth foootball .. Kenny I love you and will miss you dearly you was my heart , soul and my love

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