GRIMES COUNTY – Texas Department of Public Safety reports show Montgomery County residents were involved in two fatal crashes in Grimes County over the past week. A Montgomery man was killed and his brother was seriously injured in a Thursday night accident and on Saturday afternoon, a Conroe teen was hospitalized after a collision that killed a Magnolia man and injured a third person.
Around 11:30 p.m. on Thursday, a 1997 Ford SUV driven by 29-year-old Jeffrey Alan Bridges of Plantersville was northbound on FM 1774 when for unknown reasons, the vehicle veered to the right, leaving the roadway. The report states the driver then overcorrected, crossing the road and entering a ditch on the southbound side, where the SUV rolled before striking a tree.
The passenger, 32-year-old Scott Wesley Bridges of Montgomery was pronounced dead on the scene at 1:15 a.m. on Friday. The driver, Jeffrey Bridges, was transported to St. Joseph’s Hospital in Navasota in stable condition with cuts and scrapes.
On Saturday, around 3:30 p.m., a second fatal crash with Montgomery County connections occurred .4 miles east of Navasota on SH 105.
A 2003 Volkswagen sedan driven by 18-year-old Amanda Brooke Hendrix-Black of Conroe collided head-on with a 2009 Harley Davidson motorcycle driven by 49-year-old Steven Lafleur of Houston, and a 1992 Harley Davidson motorcycle driven by 51-year-old Gary Michael Hadley of Magnolia.
According to the DPS report, Hendrix-Black was westbound when, for unknown reasons, she crossed into the eastbound lane, striking the two motorcycles.
Lafleur was pronounced dead on the scene.
Hadley was transported to Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston in serious condition with extensive arm and leg injuries. Both men were wearing safety helmets.
Hendrix-Black was transported to College Station Medical Center in stable condition, with cuts and bruises. She was wearing a seatbelt.