August 18, 2022 9:07 am

Posted: 25.2.2021 2:44


Just after 9 pm, Montgomery County 911 took a call reference a single-vehicle crash on the Mount Mariah bridge about one-half mile west of FM 1486 in far northwest Montgomery County. Montgomery Fire responded along with MCHD and St. Joseph EMS. Units arrived on the scene to find Hyundai Sonata with heavy damage at the end of the bridge. Two persons were ejected another was in serious condition and a female was out of the vehicle with no serious injuries. Crews immediately determined on the victim was in cardiac arrest and started CPR. After almost 30-minutes they were unable to revive the male and he was pronounced deceased. The other was transported to the hospital where one of those males was pronounced deceased.  Initial investigation showed the vehicle was traveling east on Mount Mariah at a high rate of speed, much over the speed limit. The vehicle entered a curve after one bridge, hit the guardrail ripping the passenger side door panels. The vehicle then continued along the edge of the road where it crossed a creek on two wheels and then veered across the road striking the guardrail and bridge on the opposite side of the roadway. Montgomery County Precinct 1 Justice of the Peace Wayne Mack responded to the scene for an inquest and ordered Eickenhorst Funeral Directors to transport the victim from the scene to the Montgomery County Forensic Center for autopsy. Mount Mariah reopened about 1 am. Troopers are still trying to determine the identity of all the victims which ranged from a 17-year-old female to a male in his 30’s.


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