Just before 10:45 a.m. Friday Eusebio Reyna, 49, a construction worker for Williams Brothers Construction was working alongside his co-workers on the Interstate 45 road-widening project northbound between FM 830 and FM 1097. They were inside the concrete barrier. Seconds later Reyna helmet flew off and he fell into his co-worker’s lap.
MCHD and North Montgomery County Fire Department responded to the scene and initiated CPR. He was transported to Conroe Regional Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.
DPS Troopers spent most of the morning investigating the incident. What they found was a Power Take-off (PTO) shaft came off either a piece of heavy equipment being trailered down the road or a construction type truck, That piece then hit the road, bounced over the concrete barrier and struck the construction worker.
At this time DPS has no witnesses but is asking the publics’ help. If anyone saw this piece comes off a vehicle or actually lost the piece to contact the DPS Regional Office in Houston at 281-517-1300.
Interstate 45 was closed for a very short time as troopers investigated the crash.