January 31, 2023 10:04 am

Posted: 7.12.2022 5:14

MOTORCYCLE CAUSES 11 VEHICLE CRASH KILLS TWO ON I-45

At 11:15 pm Tuesday multiple calls started to come into Montgomery County 911 in reference to a motorcycle crash and several other vehicles. Units arrived on the scene to find vehicles scattered across the northbound main lanes for over one-half mile. They found a motorcycle rider deceased along the feeder and another deceased person in the southbound main lanes. Early investigation shows a DPS trooper had been out on a vehicle on a traffic offense near Research and I-45. A motorcycle passed him at an extremely high rate of speed and then exited the freeway to the northbound feeder. As he did a Lexus was pulling out of the Metro Park Center parking lot, As that vehicle turned out the motorcycle struck the left front. The driver of the bike was ejected and thrown into the ditch. The Suzuki motorcycle continued across the grass median and across all the main lanes of traffic being struck several times. One driver got out of his vehicle as the large part of the motorcycle was in front of it, Another vehicle then struck that car which hit the good samaritan throwing him across the median to the southbound lanes. Parts of the motorcycle were drug under vehicles for several hundred yards including under a UPS 18-wheeler. In that part of the motorcycle, the engine and rear were found over the top of SH 242 about a half mile north of the scene. The remainder of the bike, the front fork, or license plates have not been found. The freeway reopened at about 4 am. Montgomery County Precinct 1 Justice of the Peace Wayne Mack responded to the scene and ordered Eickenhorst Funeral Directors to transport the victims to the Montgomery County Forensic Center for autopsy. In all eleven vehicles were involved. Two persons were injured and two deceased.