SUV Flies Off I-45 in La Marque Crash That Killed Young Mom, Injured 4 Kids
Police in La Marque are investigating a fatal crash that occurred when an SUV reportedly flew off the Gulf Freeway and landed on the feeder road below.
At approximately 11:30 p.m. on Monday, a crash occurred on I-45 near FM 1765, resulting in the dispatch of multiple ambulances to the scene.
As per the police, it is believed that multiple passengers, if not all, were thrown out of the SUV during the collision. Mersaydez Jenkins, a 26-year-old woman, was driving her SUV down the Gulf Freeway when she collided with the center wall.
According to investigators, the SUV veered off the freeway after the driver attempted to overcorrect.
According to reports, Jenkins was ejected from the SUV and tragically passed away at the scene. Four children, aged 7, 6, and two 3-year-olds, were seriously injured and transported to UTMB Health by ambulance in critical condition.
According to the Galveston County Sheriff’s Office, two individuals’ conditions were upgraded to guarded on Wednesday.
The cause of the fatal crash has not been disclosed by officials, however, they did confirm that no other cars were implicated in the incident.
According to investigators, it is believed that Jenkins was traveling at a high rate of speed prior to losing control and colliding with the center wall.
Residents of La Marque, some of whom have lived in the area for decades, have expressed their increasing worries about the section of I-45 where the accident occurred.
According to the woman, the narrow lanes resulting from the construction to widen the Gulf Freeway have posed a significant safety concern.
According to the speaker, it is not safe. According to the speaker, there is no lighting available in the area during nighttime. For those unfamiliar with this location…The individual has been urging their mother to expedite the completion of a certain task since its initiation, citing safety concerns.
According to another resident, a series of accidents have been witnessed since the commencement of the construction work. According to the Galveston County Sheriff’s Office, there has been an increase in the number of crashes in the area.
According to authorities, the absence of shoulders and the close proximity of lanes on that particular stretch of highway can pose a potential danger for those who are not acquainted with the area.
The investigation is ongoing, according to the Galveston County Sheriff’s Office.