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VIDEO STORIES FROM FEBRUARY 13TH OF YEARS PAST


FEBRUARY 13, 2013
FATAL CRASH -LOUETTA ROAD AT I-45
On Wednesday, February 13, 2013, at approximately 15:55 hours, Harris County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch received a call in reference to a major vehicle crash in the 20500 block of the North Freeway. The on-scene investigation revealed the following: A 23-year-old White Male was driving a 2012 Ford F-150 and was traveling north in the right lane. The driver of the Ford failed to drive in a single lane and drove off the roadway to the east and entered the right shoulder. The Ford then struck a 1992 Jeep that was disabled in the right shoulder and pushed it into a 1998 Chevrolet Malibu that was positioned in front of the Jeep. Both the Jeep and Chevrolet were unoccupied. The driver of the Jeep and Chevrolet were standing near the Jeep attempting to install a battery as well as the Sanchez. All three were struck by the Jeep as it rotated to the northeast after impact. Maria Sanchez was pronounced deceased on the scene as a result of the injuries sustained from the crash. The driver of the Jeep and Chevrolet were transported to the hospital with serious bodily injury. Drugs or alcohol were not a factor in this crash. This case remains under investigation by the Harris County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Enforcement Section.


FEBRUARY 13, 2015
MONTGOMERY HIGH STUDENT KILLED IN CRASH
Just after 6:30 am, 17-year-old Trenton Fortune was driving his 2008 Yamaha motorcycle west on SH 105. He had passed Walden Road and was approaching Freeport Street when the accident happened. According to DPS, Lori Edwards, 52, of Conroe was eastbound on SH105 in the center turn lane. She turned left across the lanes of SH 105 onto Freeport Street. THe motorcycle slammed into her right front ejecting Fortune.

Fortune was pronounced dead on the scene by Montgomery County Precinct 1 Justice of the Peace Wayne Mack. Mack ordered Eickenhorst Funeral Directors to transport the victim to the Montgomery County Forensic Center for autopsy.

MCHD transported Edwards to Conroe Regional Hospital in stable condition.

DPS stated the speed on this section of SH 105 is 55. They are continuing their investigation. At this point, neither driver appeared impaired.

With the victim’s family on the scene, Justice of the Peace contacted Pastor Darrell Hausman to respond to the scene. Hausman is part of a program Mack started to counsel families of victims on the scene.
ORIGINAL STORY AND PHOTOS


FEBRUARY 13, 2015
TARKINGTON VIGIL
Hundreds gathered at Tarkington High School Friday night to remember Josey Scott, who was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver while out jogging Tuesday night. Scott graduated from that school in 2013, but far more than just former classmates turned out for the event, holding candles and balloons.

There was singing, praying, and remembering Josey Scott through stories. They said she loved the guitar and she loved building fires. “Redneck” was a term of endearment.

After the event, Billy said his daughter was “awesome.”

“She meant a lot to everybody,” he said. “I didn’t realize how many lives that girl had touched until the last few days – thousands and thousands.”

Billy Scott said he was receiving so many messages, he couldn’t even keep up. As for losing his daughter, he said it was “very rough,” and his “worst nightmare.” He described Josey as someone who “loved hunting, fishing, 4-wheeling and mudding.”

“She could be the pretty little thing and dress up too, but she’d just as well be in a deer stand hunting a deer, or with a pack of dogs catching a hog somewhere,” Billy Scott said. “She could ride a horse and work cows as good as any man I ever rode beside.”

“ That’s going to be the hard part – trying to go back to my chores without her.”

CHARGES HAVE NOW BEEN FILED ON THE DRIVER WE WILL HAVE ADDITIONAL DETAILS SHORTLY


FEBRUARY 13, 2016
FATAL CRASH WEST SAM HOUSTON AT SOUTH
Just after midnight Friday a Houston man was traveling eastbound on South Street at an extremely high rate of speed in his Toyota Camry. The driver ran through a stop sign, crossed three lanes of the southbound feeder of the West Sam Houston Toll Road and slammed into the concrete wall of the freeway. A paramedic with a private ambulance was first on the scene and attempted to aid the driver, however, he was trapped and the car which was standing on its nose straight up was not stable. After several minutes she could see there was no way without him being freed first. She remained even after Houston Police pleaded with her to get out of the car as it was rocking and they feared it would tip over. Moments later Houston Fire Department arrived on the scene and was able to stabilize the car with jacks but the male driver was deceased.  One Houston Police Department Sgt. said in 16 years he had not seen the damage of that magnitude. He said Toyota did a good job at a design on the vehicle as instead of the engine pushing into the passenger compartment, the entire aluminum block engine crushed like a tin can.
ORIGINAL STORY WITH PHOTOS


FEBRUARY 13, 2016
FATAL CRASH 510 AT WALLISVILLE
Early Saturday morning a driver was traveling eastbound on North Loop East in Houston when he hit the back of an 18-wheeler tanker. The impact tore a left fender from the tanker and caused the vehicle to flip. The driver was ejected from the vehicle just before the vehicle burst into flames. The driver of the 18-wheeler was able to stop about 1500 feet down the road. The truck driver was not injured.
ORIGINAL STORY WITH PHOTOS


FEBRUARY 13, 2016
OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING HIGHWAY 6
Authorities are investigating an officer-involved shooting in northwest Harris County.
According to investigators, two of the three suspects entered the meat market at 15000 Timbercreek Place Lane at SH 6, around 5 pm Saturday. When the two men exited the meat market, a Houston police officer approached the suspects.
Investigators say that’s when at least one of the suspects fired their gun. The officer also fired his weapon at the suspects. One of the suspects was injured but investigators would not comment on how it occurred.
“I don’t want to speculate how he (suspect) got injured,” Lt. Joe Ambriz with the Harris County Sheriff’s Office said.
All three suspects were taken into custody.

A short time later officials identified two more individuals driving a red Dodge Challenger that was also involved. Those two were arrested also. The truck used in the robbery and another vehicle the group had were both stolen. One truck showed several bullet holes in the side window, windshield and driver’s door.

The meat markets have been targets for the thieves lately as many cash checks for their customers.
ORIGINAL STORY WITH PHOTOS


FEBRUARY 13, 2017
18 WHEELER CRASH BINFORD AT 290
Just after 1015pm an 18-wheeler load of pipe was outbound in the area of US 290 which is under construction. Speed limits are posted at 55mph in the two lanes with a concrete wall on each side. Several drivers said they felt the driver may have been falling asleep because he was unable to maintain a lane, As the truck approached Binford Road in Waller he passed another 18-wheeler laded with 19 large bags of ground rubber tires. That driver who is from
Humble told his wife before he left that he felt strange about this trip. She urged him not to go but since he was the owner of the truck and was already loaded he decided to make the trip to Fort Hood. Just after the truck was passed and as the truck loaded with pipe approached the top of the overpass, the driver struck the concrete wall ripping the fuel tank. Several hundred gallons flowed onto the freeway and ignited. The driver with a load of rubber had no place to go as he watched the river of fire flow toward him. He jumped out of the truck just as his truck was consumed in a fire also. Two other trucks that were behind the burning trucks were able to swerve to the exit ramp and avoid a collision. The drivers of both burning trucks were able to escape injury. Their trucks were incinerated. Both inbound and outbound lanes were closed as Rosehill, Waller and Prairie View Fire Departments battled the blaze with foam. The eastbound lane suffered some damage, however, the westbound lanes had heavy debris on it along with melted asphalt, diesel. It will remain closed most of Tuesday morning. HazMat International of Conroe and Masters Environmental of Houston have been tasked with the cleanup. TXDOT will then need to inspect the asphalt for damage, replace highway signs that were burned and check the bridge structure over Binford Road for any structural damage.


FEBRUARY 13, 2018
ON FEBRUARY 13, 2018 JUSTICE OF THE PEACE CHALLENGED MTR YOLLUCKS NUMBERS ON HOW MUCH PRECINCT 4 ACTUALLY BRINGS THE CITIZENS OF MONTGOMERY COUNTY.


FEBRUARY 13, 2019
WOMAN STEALS WRECKER
About 730pm a wrecker driver with National Roadside stopped to get fuel at the Valero on Reed Road and SH 288 in south Houston. He was about to drop a customer’s vehicle nearby. As the driver went inside to use the restroom a female who was in the store walked out got in it and drove off. When the driver came out of the restroom his truck was driving down the road. He immediately called his boss who had GPS tracking on the truck. Houston Police were notified and attempted to stop locate the stolen truck. A the same time another driver from the company tried to catch up to it. About 9 pm Houston Police notified Montgomery County that the truck had entered Montgomery County and was on FM 1314 near SH 99. Units with DPS, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, and Precinct 4 Constables attempted to catch up to the truck. The truck turned into Magnolia Bend Subdivision off FM 1314 and stopped on Ponderosa Circle at Hickory. She was taken into custody. The owner of the wrecker and driver responded to the scene and recovered his new wrecker. The female will be charged with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.


FEBRUARY 13, 2019
MOTORIST DRAGS TROOPER DOWN I-45

Just before 10 pm, a DPS Trooper stopped a black 2003 Infiniti Q35 on I-45 southbound near SH 242. As the Trooper approached the male attempted to reach for something under the seat. The Trooper attempted to stop him from doing so. That is when the driver sped off dragging the Trooper down I-45 for a short distance. The Trooper was transported to the hospital in stable condition with scrapes, a knee and possibly back injury. A search was immediately started for the vehicle. Units went to the home from where the vehicle was registered in northwest Houston but was told by his parents he had not made it home. Units in the Shenandoah area spotted the vehicle in an apartment complex parking lot in the 100 block of Vision Park. Units converged on the area. A DPS helicopter was brought in along with K-9 from both Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office and Conroe Police. Close to 1:30 am an Oak Ridge Officer spotted a male walking on Research near I-45 in shorts. At 53 degrees it seemed odd. When the Officer turned around on him, he vanished. A perimeter was set and the search started. Approximately 2:15 am officers spotted the male in the parking lot of the Clarion Hotel in Shenandoah along I-45. He was taken into custody. DPS was assisted by Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, Precinct 3, Precinct 4 Constables, Conroe ISD Police, Oak Ridge North Police, Shenandoah Police, and Conroe Police. The male was transported to the Montgomery County Jail.


FEBRUARY 13, 2019
MINI VAN SLAMS INTO SH 99 BRIDGE COLUMN
Just before midnight EMC Fire and Porter Fire responded to a reported crash on US 59 northbound feeder at SH 99. They arrived to find a male trapped into a minivan which struck the bridge column of SH 99 just north of Community Drive. Firefighters were able to cut the male out. He was transported in critical condition. DPS is still investigating the single-vehicle crash.

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