Major accident sends two by helicopter, shuts down Hwy 75

NORTH MONTGOMERY COUNTY – Four people were injured, two critically, in a two-vehicle crash that occurred Wednesday around 9:30 p.m. Highway 75 near FM 830.

Following the initial on-scene investigation, Trooper Robert Oelsner with the Texas Department of Public Safety, said it appeared a 1988 Ford Festiva was northbound on Highway 75 when a southbound 1999 Nissan Pathfinder tried to turn left into a private drive.

The female driver of the Festiva was unable to stop in time to avoid a collision, Oelsner said. The speed limit on that stretch of Highway 75 is 55 miles per hour. Speed did not appear to be a factor, Oelsner said.

The female New Waverly resident driving the Festiva was trapped in the twisted wreckage, along with two passengers. The North Montgomery County and Conroe Fire Departments performed the extrication.

The female driver and one passenger were taken by two air medical helicopters to Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston.

The third occupant of the Festiva, and the driver and sole occupant of the Pathfinder were transported by ground ambulance to hospitals in The Woodlands.

A Willis man was driving the Pathfinder.

No citations were issued, but they remain a possibility pending the outcome of the investigation.

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