One dead in multiple vehicle accident

One dead in multiple vehicle accident

One person died and five others were injured in a multiple-vehicle accident in Hardin County, reports Sgt. Stephanie Davis of the Texas Department of Public Safety.

According to a news release from Davis, DPS was notified of a multiple vehicle crash on Highway 105 in Hardin County, about 4 to 5 miles west of Sour Lake, at approximately 6:45 a.m. on July 29. She confirmed one person was killed in the crash. Another person was transported by medical helicopter to St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont and four others were transported to the facility by ambulance. The extent of their injuries is unknown.

Both eastbound and westbound lanes of Highway 105 were closed following the crash.

An Isuzu SUV was stopped in the westbound traffic lane of Highway 105 waiting to make a left turn. As the driver of the Isuzu SUV waited to make a left turn, the vehicle was struck from behind by a Chevrolet passenger vehicle. The impact caused the Isuzu to cross the center dividing line where it then struck an oncoming Chevrolet SUV.

 The driver of the Chevrolet SUV was transported by medical helicopter to St. Elizabeth hospital with serious injuries. The four minor children in the Chevrolet SUV were transported by ambulance to St. Elizabeth hospital. The injuries sustained by the children did not appear to be life threatening.

 The driver of the Isuzu SUV, 46-year-old Stacy James Howard of Dayton, was pronounced dead at the scene by Precinct 4 Justice of the Peace, Kent Walker.

The driver of the Chevrolet passenger vehicle that rear-ended the Isuzu suffered only minor injuries in the crash.