Shortly before 2 a.m. on Sept. 4, Howe police officer Cory George witnessed a single vehicle crash at U.S. Highway 75 and Haning St. The crash ultimately shut down the highway.
That temporary highway shutdown was so that medical personnel and additional officers, including Van Alstyne police, could assist.
According to Howe Police, a motor vehicle with three individuals was headed Northbound on 75 when the right rear tire blew out. The vehicle struck the right side barrier on Haning Street bridge head on, spun around and struck the barrier again. “At that point, the vehicle rolled approximately three times, coming to rest on the driver’s side”, said George.
Howe P.D. Cpl. Mike Hill responded to the scene to assist in the investigation.
Two of the crash victims — a 56-year-old Richardson woman and a 68-year-old Richardson woman — remained in the vehicle while another — a 69-year-old Richardson woman — was ejected. landing approximately 10 feet from the vehicle.
All three victims were transported by ambulance to Texoma Medical Center with injuries.
According to police, the individuals were traveling from Richardson to Oklahoma. Police say that neither speed, not alcohol, appeared to be a factor in the crash. At the time of the report, all three individuals were listed in stable condition. The accident is under investigation.