Liberty Co. crash leaves 1 dead, 1 injured, 1 jailed

September 22, 2012 11:57:48 AM PDT
One person was dead, one was injured and another was in jail Saturday after a three-vehicle accident the day before in Liberty County.

It happened around 2:30pm Friday on FM 1960 about two miles west of Dayton.

According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, a Dodge pickup was eastbound on FM 1960 behind a Nissan sedan. A Chevrolet Suburban was traveling west on FM 1960.

Investigators said the driver of the Nissan slowed to make a left turn onto County Road 614, but pickup struck her car from behind. The impact sent the Nissan into oncoming traffic and it was struck again by the Suburban.

Pamela Melton Raines, 51, of Dayton, was a passenger in the Nissan. Emergency responders transported her to Liberty Dayton Hospital where she later died from her injuries. She was wearing a seatbelt, officials said.

The driver of the Suburban -- a 46-year-old Dayton woman -- was rushed to Memorial Hermann Hospital with broken bones. At last check, she was in critical condition. She was also wearing a seatbelt, officials said.

One person was arrested following the accident. We are working to confirm the identity of that person.

We worked with The Dayton News on this story, one of our Houston Community Newspapers partners.

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