two dead in magnolia crash
At 10:39 p.m. Friday night Montgomery County Hospital District started receiving multiple calls in reference to a single vehicle rollover crash with multiple ejection on Nichols Sawmill Road in front of Country Woods Subdivision. The arrived on the scene 4 minutes later with Magnolia Fire Department, They found three victims at first but later found a forth almost 12 feet into the woods.
Tabor Tory, 19, of Magnolia was being given CPR by bystanders when MCHD arrived. Crews called for Life Flight and continued to work on Tory until 10:54 when it was determined the CPR to be beyond life saving measures and was pronounced dead at the scene. Tory had been an unseatbelted rear seat passenger.
A forth victim was found in the woods. At that point Northwest EMS was called to assist.
They transported the driver of the truck Brian Goetz, 20, of Magnolia. He was transported to Houston NW Hospital where he has been admitted.
Audrey Trent, 19, of Magnolia was sitting on the center front seat and was seatbleted in. She was flown by Life Flight in stable condition.
Kevin Hansen, 20, of Magnolia was sitting in the right front seat. He too was not wearing a seatbelt. He too was ejected and was transported to Tomball Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.
According to DPS Goetz was driving his truck north on Nichols-Sawmill Road when he encountered a curve to the left, At his high speed he left the pavement to the right side of the road, overcorrected, crossed the road again flipping at least twice. The truck then struck a fence and a large pine tree. Clothing from one of the victims was found almost twelve feet off the ground in the trees.
The Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office responded to the scene to assist DPS with the investigation.
Alcohol does seem to be a factor in this crash and charges could be filed at a later date on the driver.
The scene cleared just after 4 am.