On Friday nights in downtown Tomball, live music usually fills the spacious Main Street Crossing but this Friday, it was filled with sorrow.
"Annie was the last person I wanted to see that happen to. She's absolutely one of the most special people I've met my entire life," Matt Davis said.
Matt Davis and his dad, Rick, run the venue where 19-year-old Anne Donlon worked as a waitress, but she was more than an employee. She was family.
"This girl, this was something entirely different; this was an angel here, she really was incredible," Rick Davis said.
And they expected to see her for her usual Friday night shift. But around 10:30am Friday, tragedy struck.
Investigators say Donlon and her friend, Katie Walker, also 19, were headed to Lone Star College for class when Donlon lost control of her car on the rain-slicked southbound lanes of Roberts Cemetery Road. The car slid into oncoming traffic, was hit by the driver of a pickup truck and careened into a nearby creek where they came to a rest. The vehicles were not submerged in the water.
Eyewitnesses tried to help the teens but it was too late. Investigators say both girls died at the scene from the impact of the wreck.
The Davises got the news a few hours later.
"We wished the whole place was closed down tonight. We couldn't do that, so our kitchen's closed and we're running with a very short staff, and it's tough," Matt Davis said.
The tragedy is made tougher to bear because not only Anne, but two of her brothers and sisters also worked at Main Street Crossing, which from this Friday night on, will never be the same.
"We consider it a privilege to have the Donlon kids work here, and we're hoping the other two want to stay, because we consider them family," Rick Davis said.
The driver of the truck was taken to a nearby hospital where he was treated and released. No citations will be issued in this deadly wreck, which is being called a tragic accident.