Update: Montgomery County judge out of surgery, recovering after crashing into deputy constable’s cruiser

Deputy released from hospital, recovering at home

Montgomery County Judge Mark Keough is seen at left in an image taken from his Facebook page. His crashed SUV is seen in The Woodlands, Texas, on Sept. 10, 2020, at right. (KPRC/Facebook)

THE WOODLANDS, Texas – Montgomery County Judge Mark Keough successfully made it out of surgery Thursday night after his vehicle crashed into a parked deputy constable’s vehicle earlier in the day.

A spokesman for Keough said the judge was on his way to a meeting when he crashed into the cruiser in The Woodlands.

He said Keough, a deputy constable from Montgomery County Precinct 5 and a third driver were taken to a hospital after the crash. The spokesman said Keough suffered some broken bones but was stable and alert.

Keough underwent surgery to get his pelvis and hip reconstructed, officials said. He is being checked by doctors and resting.

The deputy constable was released Thursday evening and is recovering at home.

“Please keep the deputy and judge in your thoughts and prayers,” Keough’s spokesman said in a statement.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.