Juan Valentin Gante and Maria Gomez killed in Highway 105 minivan crash

Two people died and three others, including a child, were seriously injured in a collision on Highway 105 near Fostoria Road in Montgomery County on Friday November 11, 2011. According to state troopers the wreck happened when a pickup truck broadsided a minivan. Juan Valentin Gante, age 38, and Maria Gomez, age 34, died at the scene of the collision. Marisela Gomez, age 34 and 3-yeard old Monica Gomez were passengers in the minivan who were taken by life flight helicopter to Memorial Hermann Hospital. Also taken by helicopter was 67-year old Richard Olan Johnson, the driver of the pickup truck that struck the minivan. Investigators said Johnson tried avoiding the collision with the minivan.