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November 23, 2014

Pregnant woman, unborn child die in I-45 crash

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  • sverige1 posted at 1:19 pm on Thu, Sep 26, 2013.

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    Mr. Aulds is very thorough...be rest assured he'll get back to you. Oftentimes reporters have odd hours, go out in the field, and have pressing deadlines.

     
  • CC_Varmints posted at 9:01 am on Thu, Sep 26, 2013.

    CC_Varmints Posts: 2

    I emailed you with no response back.

     
  • kevjlang posted at 8:47 am on Thu, Sep 26, 2013.

    kevjlang Posts: 3121

    None bigger than an alcohol-fueled other driver, if his impairment is confirmed.

    Also, I don't know if this was a factor, but I understand that many pregnant women have significant problems using seatbelts during the latter stages of pregnancy.

     
  • shaba posted at 12:09 am on Thu, Sep 26, 2013.

    shaba Posts: 1

    Some of these comments are rude and just ignorant if you don't have anything nice to say it at all you surely can point out her wrong but she was rear ended the person behind her had to see she had the matress up there and he could have simply switched lanes if she was driving to slow he was in the wrong it is what it is don't fault her for his wrong he hit her . R.i.p love you will be missed

     
  • shika posted at 11:58 pm on Wed, Sep 25, 2013.

    shika Posts: 1

    Some of these comments are rude and just ignorant if you don't have anything nice to say it at all you surely can point out her wrong but she was rear ended the person behind her had to see she had the matress up there and he could have simply switched lanes if she was driving to slow he was in the wrong it is what it is don't fault her for his wrong he hit her . R.i.p love you will be missed

     
  • sverige1 posted at 7:38 am on Wed, Sep 25, 2013.

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    Perhaps the young woman could have survived if she wore her seatbelt. Night driving can be tricky as well. Seems like many factors were involved.

    All I know is if I'm hauling something heavy, even if it's in a pick-up - I get antsy if something is sticking out, even though I tie a red flag at the end. Always a fear that something COULD fall out, even though it's secured with rope.

    I just wonder: could the matress have fit inside the SUV? Or, was the matress too big?

     
  • TJ Aulds posted at 11:12 am on Tue, Sep 24, 2013.

    TJ Aulds Posts: 66 Staff

    CC_Varmits please contact us... tjaulds@galvnews.com

     
  • Infamous Vodka posted at 11:03 am on Tue, Sep 24, 2013.

    Infamous Vodka Posts: 27

    Uh....bvresident.....this young woman had just gotten off work the 3-11pm shift at UTMB!!! God Bless her & family!!!!

     
  • CMangle posted at 4:38 pm on Mon, Sep 23, 2013.

    CMangle Posts: 12

    She will be missed.

     
  • sverige1 posted at 4:09 pm on Mon, Sep 23, 2013.

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    Well, having a worry in regard to a matress on your car roof (possibly falling down and such) could be a contributing factor. Also, could make one feel he/she has to drive slower.

    Now, in regard to bvresident's comment....I actually think the night driving (when traffic is much lighter) would generally be safer than hauling things in peak traffic. As far as "nothing except drunks"...well, there's also quite a few impaired folks out driving during broad daylight. I would say the net difference between danger on Gulf freeway during night or during day is nil.

     
  • CC_Varmints posted at 4:05 pm on Mon, Sep 23, 2013.

    CC_Varmints Posts: 2

    I personally know Mykeisha and her family. Such a tragic loss for the family. If those that comment only knew the hardship she endured growing up with her 7 younger siblings with their Grandmother. Thoughts and prayers go out to the Drummond Family. May the mighty hand of God comfort the family with such a tragic loss.

     
  • Kola posted at 1:45 pm on Mon, Sep 23, 2013.

    Kola Posts: 5

    All the crimes in Galveston County should be solved. After all this county really has some great detectives out there, or so they think. Thoughts and prayers go out to all families involved here. Terrible accident.

     
  • kevjlang posted at 11:53 am on Mon, Sep 23, 2013.

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    Based on the time and circumstances of the accident, the first thing that comes to mind is that the other driver was under the influence. Personal bias, though, Will wait for the facts before passing judgement. It's possible that the mattress shifted, causing her to pull in front of the truck, or to slow down unpredictably, so I'm not going to start accusing the other driver of something illegal.

     
  • bvresident posted at 11:45 am on Mon, Sep 23, 2013.

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    Nothing good happens after midnight. It's too bad a young mother-to-be felt she had to be out at that time of the morning moving a mattress because there's usually nothing on the roads then except the drunks.

     
  • drumb47 posted at 11:15 am on Mon, Sep 23, 2013.

    drumb47 Posts: 270

    Prayers for the family and friends of the victims.

    I saw that accident scene this morning as I was headed South on I-45. One could feel without knowing that there was someone hurt or killed. Sad.

     
  • MelvinH posted at 10:26 am on Mon, Sep 23, 2013.

    MelvinH Posts: 27

    SVerige1: That would not have mattered. She was rear ended and from what the truck looks like, he hit her pretty hard. I from everything I saw/read between here and the news, it was an SUV and people strap mattress' to the roof of them all the time.

    My thoughts and prayers go out to the family of this young woman and to the father of the unborn baby and his family.

     
  • sverige1 posted at 7:55 am on Mon, Sep 23, 2013.

    sverige1 Posts: 3709

    So, I saw on the news that she was carrying a matress on top of her sedan car? How much better it could have been if she found someone to haul the matress in his/her pick-up.