A head-on crash just after 11 p.m. Saturday closed Highway 105 East near Cut and Shoot Saturday night for almost three hours. According to DPS Trooper Dustin Brooks, a silver Mazda 626 was westbound on Highway 105 when it crossed the centerline striking an Orange Toyota Camry head-on. The driver of the Camry , Harish Dalwadi, 55 of Trinity was formerly of Dayton and was enroute to pick his mother up.
Ironically, the four occupants of the westbound Mazda were also from Dayton. After the 19-year-old driver of the Mazda was cut out of the vehicle and being prepared to load on PHI Air Medical he went into traumatic arrest and was transported to Conroe Regional Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
One of the Mazda passengers, age 29 was transported by Life Flight in critical condition to Hermann Hospital in Houston with a severe head injury. Another female passenger, age 22, was taken to Conroe Regional in critical condition and another female passenger, age 32 was taken to Herman Hospital in the Woodlands in critical condition.
The driver of the Camry was taken to Conroe Regional Hospital with minor injuries.
The names will be released later this morning.
Highway 105 was reopened at 2 a.m.
UPDATE ON VICTIMS
DRIVER OF MAZDA 626 GERRY GUNN, 19 OF DAYTON DECEASED
FRONT SEAT PASSENGER OF MAZDA-MICHAEL MAJORS, 29, OF DAYTON-CRITIC
REAR PASSENGER OF MAZDA-KRYSTAL SANDERS, 22, OF DAYTON CRITICAL
REAR PASSENGER OF MAZDA-KAREN MAJORS, 32, DAYTON-CRITICAL