The driver of the vehicle who perished has been identified as 17-year-old Melanie Figueroa of Porter. THe two male passengers remain hospitalized at Conroe Regional Hospital.
Just after 11 pm a 17-year-old female who was believed to be impaired was traveling in her 2000 Mitsubishi Lancer on Iris Street in the Summer Hills Subdivision in Porter. As she and her two teen male passengers approached the intersection of Iris and Summer Hills, she failed to negotiate a turn, ran off the road and slammed into a concrete culvert. She was pronounced dead on the scene by Precinct 4 Justice of the Peace James Metts. Her two passengers were critically injured and transported to Conroe Regional Trauma Center. Metts ordered Eickenhorst Funeral Directors to transport the female to the Montgomery County Forensic Center for autopsy.