Two families are in mourning after a collision in Montgomery County in February that claimed the lives of Jenny Runnels and Lloyd Nelms.
Another car manufacturing is facing recall troubles due to defective ignition switches. Fiat Chrysler announced Friday that they will be recalling 703,000 minivans and SUVS with the faulty ignition switch that can rotate out of position. Vehicles included in this action are the 2008-2010 Dodge Grand Caravan, Chrysler Town and Country, and Dodge Journey. This defect can cause vehicles to stall, lose power, and disable their airbags. Fiat Chrysler previously announced recalls in 2011 and 2014 due to this defective ignition switch and attempted to fix the defect.
Fatal crashes ruined Memorial Day for the families of two drivers.
On Sunday, March 3, 2013 in the early hours of the morning, a wrong-way crash claimed the lives of two Texas A&M University Corps of Cadets freshmen and injured another. According to the Houston Chronicle, the head-on collision happened on U.S. Highway 290 as the freshmen were returning back to College Station after a weekend home in Houston. The three corps members had returned to Houston the Friday prior to judge a high school JROTC competition. Amy Pacheco, Cesar Chavez High School graduate, and Miguel Hernandez, Northbrook High School graduate, both died in the crash. Both were just 18-years-old. Francisco Campos, also a Cesar Chavez graduate and also 18, was injured in the crash. All three corps members were graduates of Houston-area high schools.