Approximately 3:30am Sunday morning the Harris County Toll Road Office began receiving calls of a wrong way driver at Hardy Toll and the Airport Connector. Wreckers then reported the vehicle had gotten on at Little York. Units started moving that direction in an attempt to locate the black Dodge Charger. Additional reports were received at Louetta and also Cypresswood. A Metro Police unit was able to get next to him on the opposite side off the tollway and call locations out. Units attempting to catch up requested dispatchers notify Montgomery County. It was then at 3:43am that the Dodge came off the Hardy entrance ramp heading northbound onto I-45 southbound lanes. Almost immediately the driver struck a white Mercedes head on.The Metro Officer exited the Hardy onto I-45, made the u-turn at Rayford and by was met by the sight of utter destruction as she approached the on ramp to the southbound Hardy. MCHD, South Montgomery County Fire, Spring Fire and Cypress Creek EMs responded to the scene. Cypress Creek Medics determined the driver ie Charger was deceased. In addition MCHD Medics determined the driver, a 49-year-old male from Spring and his wife 53 were both deceased in the Mercedes.
According to family on the scene, the deceased male from Spring had been celebrating with his wife and family his birthday which is Monday. THey just finished breakfast at the IHOP on Rayford and I-45. Several vehicles of family members got onto the freeway along with the deceased. Many on the family members witnessed the aftermath. Some stopped, others exited and returned to the scene. All had planned on a big birthday party for the deceased male Sunday Afternoon at Topgolf. They now will be picking up family members who were on flights coming in for the celebration. Some still in the air and not not knowing of the death of their family members. THe male and female will be identified later today. DPS is continuing the investigation and have not yet identified the driver of the Charger. The Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office is assisting in the investigation. Montgomery County Precinct 5 Justice of the Peace Masden arrived at the scene and ordered Eickenhorst Funeral Directors to transport all the victims to the Montgomery County Forensic Center for autopsy.
The driver of the wrong way vehicle has been identified as Allan Aronni Bonilla, 32, a Hispanic male from Houston.
The male in the Mercedes has been identified as Patrick DeLane, age 49 of Spring. His 50th birthday is Monday. His wife Jacqueline “Jackie” Davis-DeLane, age 52. She is a US Postal Service Worker from Spring.