Archive for December, 2014

14-year old killed in head on crash on Central Street in Houston

A head-on collision on Central Street in Houston has left a 14-year old boy dead and a 17-year old boy charged with driving while intoxicated. The 14-year old was sitting in the front passenger seat of pickup truck westbound on Central near Lawndale; an eastbound minivan began drifting over the center lane into oncoming traffic, and the driver attempted to correct back into his lane. The 17-year old driver of the pickup truck had already begun to react and was trying to go around the minivan when the head-on crash occurred. The 17-year old driving the pickup was charged with driving while intoxicated, though it does not appear he was responsible for the crash.

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6 injured in Nissan Murano crash on Eldridge Parkway

Six people were injured in a two vehicle car accident yesterday, three of them were life flighted to Memorial Hermann. The crash happened on Eldridge Parkway at Guernsey Drive, according to Channel 2, when a black-colored Nissan Murano SUV pulled out in front of another SUV occupied by three teenagers. The woman driving the Murano and two passengers were transported via life flight, the teenagers by ground ambulance.

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Vigils held for Terra Kubala and Trent Weber; driver hires criminal attorney

17-year old Trent Weber, a student at Seven Lakes High School in Katy ISD, and 16-year old Terra Kubala, a 16-year old student at Cinco Ranch High School, died over the weekend when the Toyota Tundra pickup truck they were riding in rolled several times. Investigators say the 18-year old driver of the pickup was traveling on Lunda Vista Lane in Fort Bend County on Sunday morning when the wreck happened; at the time there were as many as five teenagers in the cab of the truck and 10 riding in the bed. The driver, whose name has not been released, visited the scene yesterday with his criminal defense attorney Dan Cogdell. At the scene the teen and his lawyer were confronted by Nick Grantges, Terra Kubala’s older brother.

The driver was tested for alcohol by FBCSO, but the results have not been released. Trent and Terra were apparently riding in the pickup bed.

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Texas A&M students hurt in head on crash in Cleveland Texas

Five Texas A&M students were hospitalized after a head on crash Sunday evening. The accident happened around 8:30 p.m. on Highway 105 near Goode City Road in Cleveland, Texas. A pickup truck veered into oncoming traffic, colliding head on with the students’ Hyundai Sonata sedan. Two of the students were in critical condition.

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