About 645pm Hugh Hall, 42, of Sweeny was traveling west on SH 242 at a high rate of speed on his 1985 Harley motorcycle. Several witnesses said they were passed by Hall in the 50 mph speed zone.
As Hall approached the intersection of Lexington Road the traffic light changed to red. Witnesses said the Hall attempted to slow but apparently seeing he wasn’t going to be able to stop, he sped up.
A Mildred Lout, 73, of Conroe was northbound on Lexington/Needham under a green light and was t-boned as she passed through the intersection of the westbound lane
Lout was transported to Hermann Hospital in The Woodlands in stable condition.
Precinct 3 Justice of the Peace Edie Connelly pronounced Hall dead on the scene and ordered Eickenhorst Funeral Directors to transport the deceased to the Montgomery County Forensic Center for autopsy.
DPS believes alcohol was a contributing factor on the part of the motorcycle driver who was also not wearing a helmet.
SH 242 reopened after the 3-hour investigation.