1 person dead, 5 injured after a two-vehicle collision on I-45 in Walker County (New Waverly, TX)Nationwide Report. On Saturday evening, one person was killed while five others suffered injuries following a traffic collision in Walker County. As per the initial information, the fatal two-vehicle crash took place moments after 8 PM on I-45 southbound at FM 1375. The preliminary investigation indicated that a truck hauling a trailer came over the hill and slammed into a passenger car with 4 adults and 2 children inside [...]
Just after 8 PM Saturday evening, a truck pulling a trailer came over the hill on I-45 southbound at FM 1375 at highway speed and struck a passenger car with 4 adults and 2 children inside. THe vehicle was moving very slow on a flat tire with flashers on but in the moving lane of traffic attempting to make the next exit. The vehicle was pushed over 300 feet after impact. 911 callers reported that the occupants were trapped and critically injured. The New Waverly Fire Department crew on duty at the New Waverly station responded immediately and soon arrived to find both vehicles heavily damaged and multiple critically injured victims. The first of several Walker County EMS crews soon arrived, while 911 Dispatchers called for multiple medical helicopters to land on the freeway. An additional New Waverly crew from the station on Hwy 75 arrived and together Firefighters and EMS crews began extricating the trapped victims from the car, including three adults who went into cardiac arrest on the scene. CPR was initiated on all three, with one adult eventually pronounced deceased, while the other two were transported to area hospitals. The remaining adult and both children were each flown by medical helicopters with serious injuries. An Engine company from the Huntsville Fire Department coordinated the landing zone for three helicopters and multiple law enforcement units responded along with TxDOT to secure the scene and begin the crash investigation.
NEW WAVERLY, Texas (KBTX) - The following news release comes from New Waverly Fire Department District Chief Jimmy Williams:. “Just after 8 PM Saturday evening, a truck pulling a trailer came over the hill on I-45 southbound at FM 1375 and struck a passenger car with 4 adults and 2 children inside.
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On Wednesday, June 8, 2022, at approximately 4:22 PM, Walker County Sheriff’s Office Deputy observed a traffic violation on a maroon passenger car traveling northbound on IH 45 by mile maker 121. A Deputy attempted to initiate a traffic stop but the vehicle continued to speed up. The driver continued to speed off and exited FM 1696 and goes back on IH 45 south in an attempt to evade. The vehicle then came to a sudden stop by the southbound shoulder of mile marker 122 at which time the passenger exits the vehicle and fled into the woods on foot. The driver remained and was detained and secured at the location. The passenger is described as a Hispanic passenger who was last seen wearing a blue Dallas Maverick shirt and blue jeans. 24-year-old, Zhadanair Smith, was placed in custody and transported to the Walker County Jail for Evading Arrest with Vehicle (Third Degree Felony). The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration is assisting in this ongoing investigation and will not be releasing any further information at this time. Sheriff McRae would like to thank all agencies that assisted; Huntsville Police Department, Texas Department of Public Safety, Constables, and Emergency Management.
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