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SERIOUS CRASH WITHIN 300 FEET OF SATURDAY FIREFIGHTER FATAL CRASH

Just after 4 p.m. Sunday, the Plantersville Fire Department responded to a major accident on FM 1774 at County Road 302. The location is in front of Dave’s Corner Store, and 300 feet from the location of the two car crash that killed a Plantersville firefighter almost exactly 24 hours earlier.

They arrived to find a Toyota RAV 4 upside down, with three occupants trapped and in critical condition. Montgomery and Magnolia Fire Departments also responded and assisted in extricating the victims from the vehicle. The male driver was transported by St Joseph’s ambulance to Conroe Regional Hospital in critical condition. One of the passengers was flown to Memorial Hermann in Houston in critical condition. Another female passenger was flown by PHI Air Medical from Bryan to St. Joseph’s Hospital in Bryan.

According to DPS Trooper Reaves the RAV 4 was northbound on FM 1774 and failed to yield right of way to a GMC Yukon which was southbound. They hit head-on taking both vehicles to the ditch and flipped the RAV 4. The female driver suffered a minor leg injury but did not require medical attention.

FM 1774 was closed for over an hour. Officials were able to flow some traffic along a power line right of way that until a Mercedes Benz became stuck in the mud requiring several firefighter to push the vehicle out.

 

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