Just before 5:30pm Sunday New Waverly Fire Department was dispatched to a major accident on FM 1375 East about two miles west of New Waverly. When they arrived they found a 2001 Mustang had impacted a tree. Both occupants were deceased.
The crash was investigated by DPS Trooper Monijaras with DPS Walker County. According to DPS the vehicle had left a private driveway a short distance away and was traveling eastbound on FM 1375 at an unsafe speed when the driver entered the curve. The Mustang left the roadway, crossing a bar ditch and impacting a large tree on the drivers side.
Justice of the Peace Mark Holt was called to the scene and pronounced the driver, John David Horton, age 20, of 15. E. Lake in Huntsville deceased. He also pronounced the passenger Dori Rose Blume, 20, of 90 Magnolia in Huntsville deceased.
Sam Houston Funeral Home was called to transport the victims.