Just before 4 pm, Ruben Lara, 76 of New Caney was traveling west on SH 242 just west of US 59 in a Nissan Altima, He stopped to turn left into the RV Park where he resides. As he was waiting on eastbound traffic to clear Tawanna Scruggs, 53 of New Caney was also traveling westbound. Scruggs driving an Infiniti slammed into the rear of Lara pushing his vehicle off the road and into the ditch on the north side of the road. MCHD and EMC Fire responded to the scene. Lara was pronounced deceased. DPS investigators spent close to four and one-half hours investigating the crash. They were assisted by multiple units with Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office who provided traffic control. No charges are being filed at this time as the investigation continues.