EAST MONTGOMERY COUNTY – A major accident killed one adult, and critically injured an adult and an infant Thursday afternoon.
The crash occurred just after 2 p.m. on Hwy 105 E. at Lee Turner Rd. when an eastbound 2000 Ford Windstar mini-van tried to pass another eastbound vehicle on the shoulder, but lost control, spinning into the path of a westbound Borden’s Milk truck.
The Borden’s truck driven by Douglas Jeager, struck the passenger side of the van, killing the passenger Antonia Pacheco-Lara, of Shepard and seriously injuring the driver Hermelinea Garcia-Gomez 31 of Shepard. The 13-month-old child which was the daughter of the deceased was ejected from a child safety seat, traveling through a window and landing on the ground.
MCHD medics arrived, along with Cut and Shoot, North Montgomery County and Splendora Fire Departments.
PHI Air Medical transported the female driver to the Texas Medical Center in Houston. A Life Flight medical helicopter was dispatched for the baby, but medics later determined the child’s injuries were too severe to fly and a ground ambulance was used instead.
The Borden’s driver sustained only minor injuries.
Pct. 4 Justice of the Peace James Metts conducted an inquest and ordered an autopsy.
Hwy 105 E. remained closed until just after 5 p.m. as DPS and the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office investigated and documented the crash site.
It was the second fatal accident on the roadway in the last few weeks.