Two lives were claimed in separate collisions on Texas State Highway 105, Thursday, Aug. 22, near Plantersville.
According to Department of Public Safety Sergeant Jimmy Morgan, at approximately 6 a.m., Andrew Young, 27, of Waller was traveling eastbound on SH 105 just east of CR 204 and attempted to pass a dump truck in a no passing zone. Young who was driving a 1994 Toyota Pickup Truck entered the westbound lane and hit a 2015 Chevrolet truck head on.
Young was pronounced deceased at the scene. The driver of the Chevrolet was transported to Conroe Regional Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
A few hours later while the wreck was being investigated, a second crash happened west of CR 204 on the same highway.
Morgan stated traffic was released from the previous accident but still had stop and go traffic. Kayleen Pawlak, 35, of College Station was driving a 1999 Dodge Truck and reportedly struck a 2017 Nissan Van from behind that was stopped due to the previous wreck. Pawlak was pronounced deceased at the scene.
The driver of the van was transported to CHI St. Joseph in Bryan with non-life-threatening injuries.
“With the amount of people, we have moving to Texas, our highways are becoming more congested,” said Morgan. “That split second you look off may make the difference on whether or not you are involved in a crash whether its your fault or not. Stay focused on the roadways and maintain a good safe speed and following distance.”