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Parents killed, child injured

EAST MONTGOMERY COUNTY- A two-vehicle crash on Friday killed a Conroe area couple and left their young son hospitalized.

Ramon Tinoco Pinon, 51 was pronounced dead at 1:52 a.m. at Herman Memorial Northeast Hospital in Humble and 45-year-old Paula G. Pinon was pronounced dead at 1:08 a.m. at Kingwood Hospital.

Ulysses Abel Pinon, 7, was transported to Memorial Hermann Hospital in stable condition.

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At one minute after midnight, a crash involving a pickup and a dump truck was reported on the northbound service road of US 59 near FM 1485. DPS, Montgomery County Hospital District EMS and the New Caney Fire Department responded.

Ramon Tinon’s 1995 Ford F25 pickup was crushed against the rear of a 2005 Mac dump truck, driven by 42-year-old Mauricio Ferrer Ponce of Houston. A report by Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Eric Lopez stated that the pickup exited Hwy 59 onto the feeder road as the dump truck, already on the feeder, approached an entrance ramp. The pickup slammed into the rear of the dump truck.

The report lists the legal speed on the service road as 45 miles per hour, but does not say whether speed was a factor. Weather conditions were clear and dry.

Ramon and Paul Pinon were critically injured and two medical helicopters were placed on standby until it was determined both were too critical for air transport and medics took them by ground ambulance to two nearby Harris County hospitals where both were pronounced dead less than two hours later, according to a report by Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Eric Lopez. Ulysses Pinon was injured, and hospitalized. Lopez’ report states none of the three were wearing seatbelts at the time of the crash.

Ponce was not listed as injured or transported.

The Pinon family lived on Pickering Road, which is off of FM 1485 between Highway 242 and Gene Campbell Blvd. and is considered unincorporated Conroe.

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