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Howe Police Respond to Fatality

Leader Photo by Rodney Williams  The driver of this vehicle involved in a Jan. 3 crash was later pronounced dead at a local hospital.Buy Photo
Leader Photo by Rodney Williams The driver of this vehicle involved in a Jan. 3 crash was later pronounced dead at a local hospital.

Howe police responded to the scene of a bizarre single-car accident in which the driver of the vehicle later died, but not from her injuries.

On Jan. 3, at approximately 2:15 p.m., Howe officers responded to Highway 75 north of FM 902 after receiving a report of a single-car crash. Witnesses reported seeing a 2013 Honda CRV leave the roadway and cross over the west access road where it struck a pipe fence and utility pole. The Howe Fire Department was the first to arrive at the scene and attempted, unsuccessfully, to revive the unresponsive 70-year-old Plano woman who was the sole occupant of the vehicle. Van Alstyne EMS trasported the woman to a local hospital where she was prounounced deceased by Justice of the Peace Larry Atherton.

“An autopsy was not ordered. The judge ruled that the death was of natural causes,” said Howe Police Chief Carl Hudman.

On Jan. 4, at approximately 3:40 a.m., HPD Officer Cory George responded to a report of a suspicous vehicle in the ditch near the football stadium on Denny. George found 26-year-old Shaun Anderson of Van Alstyne slumped over in the driver’s seat of the vehicle. After waking the man and smelling the odor of an alcoholic beverage on him, the officer had him perform a sobriety test. According to police reports, Anderson failed the sobriety test and was arrested for public intoxication.

On Jan. 2, HPD Officers Randal Gauntt and Jamie Morris arrested 25-year-old Brian Keen of Sherman after making a traffic stop and finding that Keen had an invalid drivers license. Keen was booked into Grayson County Jail on a Class B misdemeanor for driving with license invalid with previous convictions.

On Dec. 31, HPD Officer George stopped 21-year-old Pablo Martinez-Hernandez of Dallas on US Hwy. 75 at FM 902 for a motor vehicle equipment violation. Martinez-Hernandez was arrested for driving without a drivers license.

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