A major accident just after 1am Sunday September 12, 2010 has taken the life of a Willis man. His wife Karen DuBois remains in a rehab facility recovering with two broken legs.
According to Conroe Police Rene DuBois of Willis was driving a a 2008 Ford truck north on Interstate 45 when he left the roadway striking two large pine trees in the median between the northbound and southbound lanes. Life Flight was dispatched to the scene as Conroe Fire Crews spent almost one hour and thirty minutes cutting the 41-year-old driver Rene Dubois and his 45 year-old wife Karen out of the truck.
Rene DuBois was flown to Hermann Hospital where he was in critical condition on Life Support and died Sunday.
The firefighters could be seen to be physically exhausted as the humidity was extremely high and temperatures still hovering in the upper 80’s. With their heavy gear on they worked not stop to save the victims of the accident.
The northbound lanes were closed for almost two hours as they work..
PHI was also dispatched later in the rescue to transport Karen but it was determined to transport her by ground to Conroe Regional Hospital due to the large number of trees and narrow roadway to land a helicopter.
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