A head-on collision on Halloween between a car and a pickup truck in Harris County near Humble left a woman dead. Fire fighters were the first to respond to the scene of the accident, including firefighters from both Atascocita and Humble.
Harris County Sheriff’s Office officials revealed that, a woman driving a Saturn Ion westbound on 1960 somehow crossed over into the eastbound lanes where her car collided with a Honda Civic. The Civic, in turn, was hit by a pickup truck, whose driver was unable to stop in time to prevent a collision and hit the Civic as it careened out of control.
Although the driver of the Civic, Elinor Sharon, initially survived the accident, she later succumbed to her injuries at the hospital, Memorial Hermann-The Texas Medical Center. The driver of the Saturn, identified as Maria Hernandez, was sent to the hospital in serious but stable condition.
Wrong way collisions often result when a driver is incapacitated due to alcohol or drug impairment, serious medical issues or acute trauma, but there is no indication one way or the other whether any of those factors contributed to this accident. The cause of this particular crash remains under investigation.