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DOUBLE FATAL ACCIDENT ON FM 1485 AT FIRETOWER ROAD

FM 1485 at Firetower Road was once again the scene of a serious accident. This time unlike the April 7 accident where the driver was trapped under his truck, or the single fatal accident like on April 18, 2010. The head-on this past Wednesday sent three people to the hospital, one critical. Just after midnight this morning two women traveling in opposite directions met at Fire Tower Road head-on. Upon impact, the Ford SUV burst into flames killing Virginia Johnson, age 41 of New Caney. Christina Hamdani age 31 of Conroe the driver in the KIA SUV was entrapped in her vehicle for quite some time and just as last Wednesday firefighters worked desperately to free her. PHI Air Medical was dispatched. Firefighters were finally able to free her, However, she went into traumatic arrest on the scene. Unable to transport her by air MCHD medics, a New Caney firefighter and both flight medics transported her to Kingwood hospital where she was pronounced dead on arrival.
Judge Metts was summoned to the scene by DPS Trooper Woolsey and pronounced the female victim in the burned vehicle deceased. Judge Metts ordered autopsies on both victims.
According to DPS Trooper Roger Woolsey, the Ford was traveling eastbound and the KIA was traveling westbound. The KIA crossed over the center line striking the Ford head-on.
Families were not notified as of this time and until they do names will not be released by DPS.
FM 1485 was closed over three and one-half hours as the scene was investigated,
Just moments before the road was to open Julie Stepp age 27, of Conroe, was westbound on FM1485 approximately two hundred yards from the scene when she came upon Officer Rodriguez who was directing traffic for the fatal scene.
According to DPS, her attention was not directed at Officer Rodriguez and she slammed into the left side of his patrol car. There were no injuries but extensive damage done to the patrol car.
At the same time, another driver sped into the roadblock area almost striking a Montgomery County Deputy.
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