An overnight crash left one person dead. Just after 1 a.m. Montgomery County 911 dispatchers took multiple calls stating there was a major accident at SH 105 and Navajo. MCHD along with Lake Conroe Fire, Montgomery County Precinct 2 Constables, DPS and the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene.
When they arrived they found a Mitsubishi SUV upside down along side the road and a Dodge 3500 head on into the utility pole. The SUV was occupied by an 18-year-old and a 15-year-old female. In the back passenger was their aunt and uncle. The male was slightly injured, however the rear seat female passenger was deceased.
The driver of the Dodge pickup fled the scene on foot.
Law enforcement officers started a search when he appeared at Conroe Regional Hospital with a broken arm.
Two Montgomery County Assistant District Attorney’s responded to the hospital with DPS and interviewed the male identified as Wayne Richard Compton, 28, of 2707 Superior #4 in Magnolia. Compon was intoxicated and admitted to have been driving the vehicle. He was arrested and taken to the Montgomery County Jail and charged with intoxication manslaughter with vehicle, intoxication assault with vehicle causing serious bodily injury, two counts of aggravated assault causes serious bodily injury and accident involving death.
Troopers worked through the night sorting out skid marks and damage. Entergy was called out to repair the broken pole. One witness said when the pole broke the power lines fell on another set of lines creating a fireworks show. Lights were out in the area until close to 10 a.m.
According to the investigation the SUV was eastbound at Navajo, waiting for the traffic light to change. The Dodge truck which pulled onto SH 105 from Blue Heron at a high rate of speed slammed into the rear of the SUV. The impact was so strong that it broke the frame of the SUV, and caused the outer door skin of the SUV to pop off.
The truck then pushed the SUV through the intersection into a grassy area behind a shopping center and flipping it over. The pickup slammed into the utility pole.Prior to impact there were no signs of a skid mark indicating the truck tried to stop.
NAMES WILL BE RELEASED SHORTLY OF THE VICTIMS
IN ADDITION DPS WOULD LIKE ANYONE WHO WITNESSED THE CRASH TO CONTACT DPS.