DRAKE WRECKER DRIVEN BY DAVID WHITE
As Troopers were working the fatal crash in New Waverly Friday morning involving two 18-wheelers two wreckers were cleaning up the aftermath of a DWI crash 24 miles up the freeway that occurred at 2:45 a.m..
With two medium duty Freightliner wreckers from Drakes towing service on the scene in the left lane. Their overhead lights A Texas Department of Criminal Justice bus slammed into one of the wreckers head-on.
That crash sent Kurtis Todd, of Huntsville, one of the wrecker drivers to Conroe Regional Hospital with most of his fingers and toes broken, two vertebrae and over one hundred staples. He is still in Intensive care this morning. Kurtis was pinned between the wrecker and the freeway dividing safety cable.
David White who was driving the wrecker that was hit was thrown to the median He was flown to Houston by Life Flight and remains in critical condition. With a broken leg in four places and head injury.
The TDCJ bus was transporting 23 inmates to the Alfred D. Hughes prison unit in Gatesville. A second bus was immediately dispatched with guards to provide additional security at the crash site. Six of the inmates were transported to Huntsville Memorial Hospital and were treated and released. All three correctional officers were transported, two of which were later released.
The name of the bus driver has not yet been released.