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Roof ripped off pickup in Baytown 18 wheeler accident

An 18-year old male driver and his 17-year old female passenger miraculously survived a crash with an 18-wheeler that ripped the roof completely off their vehicle late Monday evening. The couple’s pickup went under the trailer of an 18-wheeler that had pulled out onto the roadway at Decker near Oakland in Baytown, Texas.

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Woman killed in wrong way crash in Highway 146 in Baytown

A woman was killed in yet another wrong way accident in the Houston area. A passenger car was heading south in the northbound lanes of Highway 146 in Baytown, TX as the female driver of a white van was coming over an overpass. She apparently attempted to avoid the collision but there wasn’t time. The van driver was helicoptered to Memorial Hermann but sadly she died from her injuries. According to KHOU the wrong way driver was taken to hospital with serious internal injuries. The accident will be under investigation, but in any nighttime wrong way crash, drunk driving is always going to be suspected.

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Two killed in near head-on crash near Baytown

Police say a Ford pickup truck driven by an adult male was heading northbound on N. Main at a high rate of speed when the vehicle crossed the center line and went into oncoming lanes. Two adults were killed in the accident and a child was injured.

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Speeding blamed for fatal accident on Highway 146 in Baytown

Police say a 26-year old man was speeding and weaving in and out of traffic in his silver-colored Pontiac moments before he caused a multi-vehicle accident that claimed his life and serious injured many other people. The three vehicle accident happened on Highway 146 in Baytown, Texas at around noon.  Channel 2 News spoke to Dr. Bruce Meuth, a veterinarian who operates the Abisher-Meuth Animal Hospital at a location near the scene of the crash. The two other vehicles involved aside from the Pontiac were a FexEx delivery truck and a Lincoln car occupied by three businessmen who were reportedly badly hurt. Dr. Meuth and his staff rushed from their office to render aid and contact family member of the injured men to let them know about the accident.

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Police say the Pontiac driver was traveling northbound on Highway 146 when he lost control of his vehicle and crossed the center line into incoming traffic, colliding with the Lincoln. The men in the Lincoln were all transported by Life Flight helicopter and the FexEx driver was taken by ground ambulance with a leg injury.

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Kevin Roberts and Arturo Munoz injured at Exxon plant in Baytown

Two workers employed by Savage Services were injured in an incident at Exxon Mobil’s Baytown plant today. Exxon officials have not said how the two workers were injured, just that they were being treated at the hospital. Darryl Roberts told Channel 2 News that his son Kevin Roberts was one of the injured workers and that Kevin had been burned over 40% of his body. Roberts said the second worker injured in the incident was Arturo Munoz, and that Arturo was burned from the waist down. Channel 11. Channel 13.

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Teenager killed in car accident when shoplifters flee Baytown Police

According to Baytown Police, suspected shoplifters Jennifer Rene Jenkins (35) and Shannon Joe Chauncey (43), led police on a chase Friday night that culminated in a multi-vehicle accident in which a 16-year old boy was killed.
Channel 2 reports that Jenkins stole a pillow and comforter from a Sears store in the 6900 block of Garth Road, then left the store and climbed into a pickup truck driven by Chauncey. Police then found the couple stealing from a nearby Academy sports store. Once the couple were in their pickup, the police moved in to make an arrest, however Chauncey backed up the truck and struck a police car before fleeing on Garth Road. When Jenkins and Chancey reached Garth Road and Rollingbrook they struck a pickup truck and also a car, killing the car’s 16-year old passenger Shawn Williams and injuring the 17-year old driver, Shay Hollingshead.
Shawn’s sister Tyler Williams told Channel 2 that she learned about the accident via Twitter: that there had been a collision near a 24-hour Fitness gym and that one of the vehicles had caught fire. Shawn was less than five minutes from home where the wreck happened and had just finished working a shift at El-Toro’s To-Go Kitchen. One of the managers at El-Toro’s, Herb Martinez, described Shawn as one of the most polite people he has ever met.
After the crash Jenkins and Chauncey jumped out of their wrecked pickup truck and tried to flee the scene, but were apprehended after a short foot chase. Shay Hollingshead and transported to Memorial Hermann via life flight helicopter in serious condition. Channel 11 report. Channel 13 report. Houston Chronicle report.

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Baytown pedestrian injured by hit and run driver

A woman was found lying injured in a Baytown parking lot early this morning, apparently the victim of a hit and run driver.  The accident happened around 2:30 a.m. on W. Baker Road at Garth Road, according to Baytown P.D. The woman was taken to hospital via life flight helicopter, and although she was seriously injured she was able to tell the police she was hit by a car.  The investigation is ongoing, Channel 11’s story is here.

Deadly car accident on North Main in Baytown

Police believe speed and possibly alcohol may be the causes of a deadly car accident on North Main Street near Archer in Baytown yesterday. Police say that around 5:00 a.m. a 22-year old male was driving at excessive speed on North Main in a black-colored Honda Civic when he drove the car off the road and into a ditch, launching the car airborne and into a power pole before the Civic came to rest on its roof. Investigators say the driver was killed in the accident. Two women aged 21 and 22 were passengers in the car: they were in serious condition and were taken by life flight helicopter to hospital. Channel 2’s story did not include the names of the people involved, and mentions that police think alcohol may have been involved.

Jonathan Brett Leonard sought in hit-and-run death of Belinda Khan

Baytown Police are seeking the public’s help in locating 36-year old Jonathan Brett Leonard in connection with the hit-and-run death of 44-year old bicyclist Belinda Khan. Ms. Khan was fatally struck while riding her bicycle in the 3100 block of Dexter Drive early Saturday March 10th. According to officials, a piece of a pickup truck grille was found near Ms. Khan’s body.
Diligent police investigators were able to match the piece of broken grille to a pickup truck found at the Cypress Bend Apartments which were a few blocks away, then traced the pickup to Jonathan Brett Leonard. Detective say Leonard told them that he, his wife and his wife’s girlfriend had been drinking at a Baytown bar that night, then left the bar with the intention of returning to the apartment to have sex. The woman who was with Leonard and his wife has told police she was so intoxicated she may have passed out in the truck on the way to the apartment.
Convenience store surveillance footage puts Leonard behind the wheel of the pickup a matter of minutes before Belinda Khan was hit. Jonathan Brett Leonard has been charged with failure to stop and render aid, which is a third degree felony. Police haven’t arrested him yet because they cannot find him. Anyone with information on Leonard’s whereabouts can contact Baytown Police Department at 281-422-8371. Channel 2’s story is here.
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