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MONTGOMERY HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT DIES IN CRASH

Just after 6:30 am, 17-year-old Trenton Fortune was driving his 2008 Yamaha motorcycle west on SH 105. He had passed Walden Road and was approaching Freeport Street when the accident happened. According to DPS, Lori Edwards, 52, of Conroe was eastbound on SH105 in the center turn lane. She turned left across the lanes of SH 105 onto Freeport Street. THe motorcycle slammed into her right front ejecting Fortune.

Fortune was pronounced dead on the scene by Montgomery County Precinct 1 Justice of the Peace Wayne Mack. Mack ordered Eickenhorst Funeral Directors to transport the victim to the Montgomery County Forensic Center for autopsy.

MCHD transported Edwards to Conroe Regional Hospital in stable condition.

DPS stated the speed on this section of SH 105 is 55. They are continuing their investigation. At this point, neither driver appeared impaired.

With the victim’s family on the scene Justice of the Peace contacted Pastor Darrell Hausman to respond to the scene. Hausman is part of a program Mack started to counsel families of victims on the scene.

 

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  1. hfd87950

    My daughter and I went to lay flowers at the site as she was in his classes and a friend, my 29 years of responding to car wrecks means nothing so I can not say how fast the bike might have been going, but will say his body did not travel very far after impact, and ejected rider may have struck low on the car possibly from hard breaking as the front of a bike will dive or even slide down. My limited opinion of only seeing hundreds of wrecks with countless deceased. Still tragic. I wish we had a way to make drivers more accountable for stupidity. And speed in my opinion is always a factor in any impact. How fast I slip and fall on ice, to crashing a jet plane. 3 separate riders where killed in about 1 year when drivers turn into Seven Coves at sunset which is where my neighborhood entrance is (was then).

  2. really66

    Sgt…. I did not tell u what to type! I ride motorcycles, I ALWAYS pay close attention!!!! Accidents happen quickly, this is very sad, for all involved!!! I ment no ugliness behind my comment.

  3. LOL29

    No matter the speed or who turned or didn’t. This is a tradgic accident and a young life was lost. My prayers and thoughts go out to the family and friends of this young man.

  4. SgtStedenko

    Dabeckham- I’m not so sure I agree with your assessment about the speed the rider was traveling. There are pics of wrecks @ 55 mph that look similar. You would be surprised what one looks like at even a slow speed like 35mph.

    Really66- there are consequences for peoples’ actions. Don’t tell me what to type. Also, make sure you look where you’re going and don’t pull out in front of someone on a motorcycle today when you leave work.

    1. rustyshaq

      I knew Trent and am praying for him. Trent was my friend, and he will be missed. Praying for the people of Montgomery. It has been a hard week.

  5. LocalDrifter

    Quick… Locate the fat man wearing blue in the 7th photo. Took a while, didn’t it? At most this is the target profile of a guy on a bike maybe 100 feet away when stationary. Another 100 feet distant and he’s maybe half that size. A tiny and target in motion with closing speed enough to intrude 40% into a turning vehicle becomes essentially invisible.

  6. really66

    No matter what happened, a life was lost and 2 families lives will never be the same!! Stop pointing fingers! Prayers for both families.

  7. Colin Hughes

    Two friends and myself rode through the National Forest last Saturday. I saw Trenton on the side of the road at the ice house on 149 (formerly Drifters). He joined our small group and rode with us the next 40 miles. We stopped to take a short break and he introduced himself. Seemed like a nice kid. Prayers & condolences sent to his family & friends. I am shocked by this news. When riding motorcycles we take a chance and should always be extra careful when riding. A young life taken away too soon. God speed Trenton and may peace be with you.

  8. dabeckham

    It would appear that she did turn in front of him, but anyone with common sense or educated in physics can look at that car and the bike and know that was traveling much faster than 55MPH. My guess is greater 100MPH I am experienced rider and also own that same bike, Yamaha YZFR1. That bike will go nearly 200MPH. And, I have seen plenty of high speed collisions. She was eastbound in the early morning, so maybe the sun was cresting the horizon, but either way, when a bike is moving at a very high rate of speed it can appear out of no where. I am confident that she never knew what hit her and she was instantly surprised by the impact.

    1. grs1961

      @ dabeckham. I would like to see your physics degree or proof you have any common sense that gives you the expertise to look at some photos and make a speculation he was going over 100 MPH. Eye witnesses at the scene estimated his speed at 55-60 MPH.
      Of course she didn’t know what hit her, she didn’t see him.
      It was dark, sun is not cresting at 6:30 AM.
      Perhaps you need to review some facts before making speculations.

    2. redneckbubba

      @dabeckham dude theres something called inertia, when trent hit the front fender of tht cat the car was pretty much at a complete stop trent was goin 50-60mph the force from his speed when he hit the car is what sent him flying it wasnt cuz he was speeding its just simple physics

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