CONROE- A head-on collision around 9:40 Friday night resulted in the second automobile related death on the same roadway in less than 12 hours. The evening crash occurred in the 5900 block of Hwy 105 West, also known as West Davis.
Carol Anne Sweeney, 41, of Montgomery was pronounced dead on the scene after police say an eastbound 2003 Ford F150 pickup crossed into the oncoming lanes and collided with her 2005 Ford Freestar minivan.
Sweeney’s husband arrived on the scene and said he was searching for her because she had called him as she left her job as an RN at Conroe Regional Medical Center’s Intensive Care Unit asking if he “needed anything from the store,” but she never arrived home.
Montgomery County Pct. 1 Justice of the Peace Lanny Moriarty conducted an inquest and ordered an autopsy.
The pickup’s driver, 33-year-old Gregory Mark Struble of Houston, was transported by Life Flight air ambulance to Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston.
Montgomery County District Attorney Brett Ligon responded to the scene personally, as part of his administration’s unprecedented policy of having someone present during the on-scene portion of automobile fatality investigations.
“Part of it is preservation of the evidence so that we can continue an aggressive prosecution if and when the case deems it necessary,” Ligon said, “also continuing to put the spotlight on impaired driving in Montgomery County, and frankly, trying to get the best case we can to the jury.”
Ligon said the full investigation would not be completed for another 30 days or so.
Sweeney was the mother of three children under the age of 10 and her two younger children are twins, according to a friend and co-worker.
Conroe Police and the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office are investigating the crash.
The first fatal accident on Friday occurred around 11 a.m., west of Conroe on Hwy 105 near Marina Drive. Michael “MC” Borg, 63, of Splendora was killed and his wife, Valerie was critically injured.