DECEMBER 27, 2009
MAJOR ACCIDENT CLOSES I-45 FOR OVER AN HOUR
Traffic on the northbound lanes of Interstate 45 near Conroe was stopped for over an hour on Sunday, due to two accidents police believe were related.
The crashes occurred around 2:45 p.m. on the Crighton overpass. Sgt. Joe Smart with the Conroe Police Department said the first crash occurred when a vehicle topped the hill and the driver saw traffic stopped and tried to avoid a collision, swerving to the left and then back to the right. The Dodge Durango SUV landed on its on roof and struck a passenger car at some point, but it was unclear whether the impact occurred before or after the SUV rolled over.
As vehicles continued to approach, suddenly seeing traffic stopped in the 65 miles per hour zone, they slammed on their brakes to avoid a collision, but some were unable to do so.
An Infiniti passenger car was able to stop without hitting another vehicle but wound up in a collision anyway when the van traveling behind it was rear-ended by a Greyhound bus. The van was forced into the Infinity.
Another vehicle was involved in a collision during the chain reaction of crashes, but it was not immediately clear which of the other five vehicles was struck by or struck the sixth vehicle.
None of the 49 passengers on the bus were injured, but three people who were in other vehicles were transported to area hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries.
Smart said the bus driver was issued a citation for following too closely.
The CPD Community Oriented Response Team is continuing its investigation.
DECEMBER 27, 2013
APRIL SOUND SWAT SCENE
SWAT Team members with the Montgomery County Sheriffs’ Office have just cleared two homes on Snug Harbor Drive in the April Sound Subdivision. The murder suspect was not in the house.
Earlier this evening deputies responding to a disturbance call were met by a homeowner who was able to identify the suspect wanted in last night murder. The homeowner stated they just met him tonight. They believed he was still in the home.
A perimeter was set up on the home and SWAT was called out.
Multiple SWAT units along with additional Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department deputies, DPS Troopers and Montgomery Police surrounded the home. When entry was finally made the suspect was not in the home.
SWAT and multiple law enforcement units will remain in the area tonight to search for the suspect who they believe is on foot.
DECEMBER 27, 2014
AUTO PED DOG FATAL FM 529
DECEMBER 27, 2015
HUMBLE PAPAS TWO ALARM FIRE
Just before 11 pm Sunday workers were just finishing up at Papa’s BBQ on I-69 at FM 1960 when they discovered a grease fire in the pit area. Humble Fire Department was dispatched. As they were en route they saw a heavy smoke blanket across the freeway blown by the heavy winds. A second alarm was called bringing Houston and Atascocita to assist. Arriving on the scene they had fire in the false ceiling area in the pit area and flames coming out of one of the vent stacks. Firefighters were able to quickly extinguish the major portion of the fire but had to work to get to the remaining fire in the ceiling area. The restaurant suffered smoke fire damage but also smoke and water damage.
Before firefighters even left crews were already arriving to start repairs on the popular restaurant.
Humble Fire Chief Outlaw said they were lucky to have had the fire where it was. Had it been on the west wall and with the heavy winds the building would have suffered major damage.
DECEMBER 27, 2019
FM 1960 CARJACKER SHOT AND KILLED
One person died Friday and another was wounded after a shooting at a north Harris County gas station, authorities said.
It happened at a Valero at Cypresswood Drive and FM 1960.
Deputies said it may have begun as a robbery when a man approached a Jeep in the parking lot. A man in the Jeep was shot, but not before exchanging gunfire with the suspect, authorities said.
The man believed to be the suspect died at the scene. The man in the Jeep was taken to a hospital with what authorities described as non-life-threatening injuries.
Investigators are working to get surveillance video from the gas station.
DECEMBER 27, 2019
NORTH HARRIS COUNTY TEEN SHOT
A 17-year-old was shot Friday afternoon in what authorities believe was a robbery attempt.
It happened in the 12800 block of Mosielee St. near Fallbrook Dr. in the Weisenberger area of North Harris County. Just before 1 p.m.The victim was walking to a friend’s house when two men began following him, Harris County Sheriff’s Sgt. Ben Russell said. The pair attempted to steal the victim’s cell phone when they struggled and a shot was fired.
The incident was captured on surveillance video. In the video, the teen is seeing running after he was shot. The 17-year-old was conscious and talking to deputies before he was taken to a hospital, Russell said. A cell phone was located at the scene, but it wasn’t known if it belonged to the teen.
Investigators were reviewing surveillance video that shows what happened, but no description of the suspects was given.
DECEMBER 27, 2020
SHENANDOAH’S PURSUIT TO BELLAIRE
A pursuit that started in Shenandoah early Sunday morning ended in a crash in Bellaire. Police attempted to stop the vehicle as a possible DWI driver. However, the driver failed to stop and led multiple agencies on a pursuit which ended up when he crashed into a fence in the 7000 block of the West Loop at Laurel in the City of Bellaire, The driver led police south on I-45 to Loop 610 then around east Houston to Interstate 10 and back into Houston finally ending in Bellaire.
DECEMBER 27, 2020
WOODLANDS WRONG WAY DRIVER HEAD ON CRASH I 45
About 12:45 am Sunday dispatchers started getting calls on a wrong-way driver on I-45 going southbound in the northbound lane in a Ford Taurus. Seconds later that vehicle hit a minivan head-on. at the Research/Lake Woodlands exit. South Montgomery County Firefighters worked close to 45 minutes to free the male driver, a female passenger, and a 12-year-old female child from the van. The driver was taken to Hermann Woodlands in critical condition. The child who was in the back seat of the van was also taken to Memorial Hermann in the Woodlands but later Life Flighted to the Medical Center in Houston. The adult female passenger was in stable condition. The wrong-way driver was also in stable condition. The family of the victims had been following behind and witnessed the entire incident. At 4:30 am the northbound lanes of I-45 are about to reopen. The Montgomery County District Attorneys’ Office Vehicular Crimes Unit is assisting in the investigation. It has not yet been determined if the wrong-way driver was intoxicated. DPS is still trying to determine where the maroon Fors Taurus entered the freeway the wrong way.
DECEMBER 27, 2022
At 2:45 pm Caney Creek Fire and Porter Fire were dispatched to a reported crash on FM 1314 just south of SH 242 in front of the Dollar General. Units arrived on the scene to find a male, trapped in the driver’s seat of a Chevrolet pickup. He was in serious condition. Also, there was a Dodge Durango with heavy rear damage but no injuries. Firefighters worked for close to 20 minutes to free the driver of the Chevrolet. He was transported to the hospital in serious condition. According to witnesses, the Chevrolet was traveling south on FM 1314 weaving in and out of lanes at a high rate of speed. A Dodge Durango was attempting to turn left into the Dollar General. The pickup slammed into the Durango pushing it across the oncoming lanes. Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office worked the crash. TXDOT assisted in the cleanup as there was a quantity of oil on the roadway. Barsh Towing loaded the pickup and All Points Wrecker loaded the Durango. The road reopened at 4 pm.