On Monday, October 26, 2015, at 11 am Samantha Supkow was operating a 2006 Ford Expedition traveling eastbound in the 2900 block of E. FM 1960. Elias Currier Jr. was operating a 2007 Suzuki GSX-R750 traveling westbound in the outside lane of the 2900 block of E. FM 1960 at a high rate of speed. Supkow made a left turn onto the 300 block of Moonshine Hill Loop Rd. and crossed the oncoming path of the Suzuki who she likely did not see due to his high rate of speed. The front of the Suzuki struck the right rear quarter panel of the Ford causing the Ford to rotate clockwise. Currier went into the vehicle, his helmet struck a four-year old child sitting in the back seat with two other siblings all in child safety seats. Currier was transported by Lifeflight to Memorial Hermann Hospital in critical condition. A four year old occupant of the Ford was transported to Northeast Medical Center by Atascocita EMS where he was transported by Lifeflight to Memorial Hermann Hospital in critical condition.
On Tuesday, October 27, 2015, the four year old male, Zander Ortega, died while at Memorial Hermann Hospital from injuries sustained during the crash. This case remains under investigation by the Harris County Sheriff’s Office, Traffic Enforcement Division.