Two Houston auto accidents that took place hours apart leave two people dead. The accidents occurred on Saturday morning, January 30, 2010.
According to Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Jeremy McGilbery, the first accident happened shortly after midnight when the driver of a 1995 Honda Accord lost control of his vehicle on Old Houston Road near Texas 242. The vehicle rolled over after it struck two fences and a power pole.
The driver has been identified as David Wayne Mowery Jr., 24. Mowery was pronounced dead at the scene.
The second Houston accident occurred at approximately 3:00 AM the same morning on Riley Fuzzel. The driver of the 2006 Acura, Chad Wesley Garrett, 30, of Spring, was heading southbound when he lost control of the vehicle and struck a tree head-on.
Garrett was also pronounced dead at the scene from blunt-force injuries to the chest and abdomen sustained in the accident.
Charles Allen Strickland, 27, of Pearland, was a passenger in the Acura. Rescue crews transported him to Memorial Hermann Hospital where he was listed in serious condition.
Both Houston area accidents are still under investigation by local authorities.
Both of these accidents are reminders of how precious life is and our thoughts and condolences go out to all of those that have been affected by the crashes.