70 year old Dennis Meyer, of Point Blank, ran a stop sign and slammed his 2012 Nissan Titan into a tree at FM-350 North and FM-3152.
Married Couple Flown from Accident, WEST POLK COUNTY, September 14, 2016 - Shortly after 8 am on September 14, 2016, a black 2012 Nissan Titan, driven by Dennis Meyer, 70, of Point Blank, was east-bound on FM-3152. As Meyer approached the intersection of 3152 and FM-350 North, he ran a stop sign and continued over FM-350 and off the pavement where he slammed into a tree at the woodline. Shortly after that, a red Dodge Caravan, driven by Julia Overton, 69, of Onalaska did the exact same thing. Overton swerved slightly right and missed slamming into Meyer's truck and struck another tree at the woodline. Americare Ambulance Service was dispatched to the scene along with the Onalaska Volunteer Fire Department, Corporal Mark Dubose and Deputy Gary Wright with the Polk County Sheriff's Office and Trooper Shirley McNally with the Texas Highway Patrol. Meyer and his wife, Kathy, were removed from their vehicle and loaded onto ambulances. Two helicopters from PHi Air Medical were summoned and landed on 350. Meyer and his wife were both flown to Conroe Regional Hospital with serious injuries. Julia Overton (Dodge Caravan) was physically okay. Traffic on 350 was blocked during investigation and cleanup. Both Meyer and Overton were cited for running the stop sign. A rollback wrecker from George White & Sons Wrecker recovered both vehicles and they'll be stored in Onalaska.
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69 year old Julia Overton, of Onalaska, also ran the stop sign and struck a tree, then backed out from the tree she struck.
The drivers stated that the bright morning sun blinded them from seeing the stop sign and caused them to crash.
Trooper Shirley McNally (left) speaks with Corporal Mark Dubose with the Polk County Sheriff's Office.
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Mrs. Meyer's dog was on her lap when their vehicle impacted the tree and shielded her from the air bag impact and costed the dog its life.
Kathy Meyer was carefully removed from her vehicle by first responders.
2 PHi Air Medical Helicopters landed on FM-350 North.
Dennis Meyer was loaded into a helicopter and flown to Conroe Regional Hospital.
A PHi Air Medical helicopter with Meyer on Board lifts off enroute to Conroe Regional Hospital.
Meyer's wife, Kathy, was also flown to Conroe Regional Hospital.
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