CONROE, TX (04/19/2016) — Jesus Moreno and Maria Ines were killed in a head-on crash on Tuesday that also killed two other adults and injured four children.
According to the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS), four adults (including Jesus Moreno and Maria Ines) were killed, and four children (including Robert Moreno, Isay Moreno, and Jonathan Moreno) were injured in a head-on collision along FM 3083 near Jefferson Chemical Road southeast of Conroe, Texas.
DPS reported that at around 5:45 p.m., the female driver of a Toyota Tundra was traveling southbound on 3083 when she crossed into the northbound lanes struck a Chevrolet Tahoe head-on. It was reported that the driver of the Tundra appeared to be attempting to pass a vehicle on the 2-lane road while in a no passing zone.
According to reports, the Toyota Tundra was occupied by an adult female driver, an adult female passenger, and a small child. The Chevrolet Tahoe was said to be occupied by an adult male driver, an adult female passenger, and three small children (all members of the Moreno family).
The Tundra caught fire shortly after the collision, and witnesses sprang into action to pull the children from the vehicles.
Jesus Moreno and Maria Ines lost their lives in the wreckage, as did the driver and adult passenger of the Tundra. The three Moreno children, as well as the child occupant of the Tundra, were transported to Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston, Texas with serious or critical injuries.
DPS Trooper Eric Burse stated that it’s unsure if cell phone use or alcohol were potential factors in this accident.
“This is a preventable crash, this did not have to happen,” said a DPS trooper.
The wreck remains under investigation.
Unfortunate accidents like these prove that your utmost attention must be dedicated to the road at all times while behind the wheel. While its very-likely that one of the drivers could have done nothing to avoid the collision, the unfortunate reality is that all it takes is one driver’s lapse in judgment to cause a fatal accident.
To the families affected by this tragic wreck, we extend our deepest sympathies.