Just before 6 p.m. Gary Cox was riding his motorcycle eastbound on SH 105 just past the Caney Creek when a white car stopped in front of him for no reason. Mr. Cox attempted to avoid colliding with the vehicle as his bike began to slide on the wet road. He left the roadway flipping several times but was able to walk away from the crash.
Behind him was a 1999 Ford pickup driven by Jose Sanchez of Conroe who also attempted to brake. The truck too began to slide crossing the centerline and striking a motorcycle pulling a trailer head-on. Allen Hayes, 50, and his wife Tammy, 47 of Beaux Bridge died instantly.. That in turn caused a chain reaction in which two other motorcycles
The driver of the pickup was uninjured, The drivers of the two other motorcycles that ran into the truck received minor injuries but refused hospitalization. The two on the motorcycle pulling the trailer were pronounced dead at the scene by Precinct 4 Justice of the Peace James Metts. He ordered Eickenhorst Funeral directors to transport the victims to the Montgomery County Forensic Center for autopsy. The three motorcycles were owned by Louisiana residents which have not yet been identified.
The driver of the truck was taken to the hospital afterwards by DPS for a mandatory blood draw but they stated they didn’t feel he was impaired.
Assistant District Attorney Andrew James also assisted in the investigation.
Highway 105 was reopened just after 9:30 p.m.
The location of the crash is the same location that took the lives of two earlier this year during the ice storms.