Man dies days after being shot in face during road rage incident near Midtown, family says
HOUSTON – The victim in a road rage incident has now been pronounced dead from his injuries, according to a close family friend. READ: Man shot in face during road rage incident on Highway 59 near Midtown, HPD saysMariano Gonzalez was near the scene and stopped to help. Houston Police said Mouton and the suspected shooter were engaged in a road rage incident and used their cars as weapons. “It hurts, it hurts because I felt good telling this story and now it doesn’t feel good telling the story anymore because it hurts,” Gonzalez said. Gonzalez told KPRC 2 he hopes to connect with Mouton’s family someday, even if it was just for a warm embrace.
Man shot in face during road rage incident on Highway 59 near Midtown, HPD says
HOUSTON – A man was hospitalized after he was shot in the face during a road rage incident on Highway 59 near Midtown Friday, according to Houston police. The incident happened around 9:30 a.m. at the Highway 59 exit ramp to Highway 288 South, police said. Officers said the road rage incident lasted about 10 minutes with both drivers using their vehicles as weapons to hit each other. Police said the suspected shooter and one other person were taken into custody. The truck the suspected shooter was in had a tailgate branded with the company name JJ AC and Heating.
1 hospitalized after road-rage shooting on highway near Midtown
HOUSTON – One person has been hospitalized after a road-rage shooting on a highway near Midtown. The incident happened around 9:30 a.m. at the Highway 59 exit ramp to Highway 288 South, police said. Officers with the Houston Police Department told KPRC 2 reporter Bill Barajas that the shooting happened during a road-rage incident and one person was hit in the face. Police said the suspected shooter and one other person were taken into custody. The truck the suspected shooter was driving remains at the scene and the tailgate is branded with JJ AC and Heating.
Prasek's Family Smokehouse Offers Holiday Shipping Options
Travel along Highway 59 southwest of Houston into the Wharton area and there's no way you'll miss the Prasek's Family Smokehouse in Hilje. The family-owned company, now in its fourth decade, also has a meat processing facility in El Campo so it's pretty heavily invested in the area. And the pies - well they got a generous round of applause from the several people who got a slice. Items not sampled but in their brochure include preserves (peach, apricot and fig) as well as coffee (Southern Pecan and toasted cinnamon). They also offer an assortment of jerky.houstonpress.com
All lanes reopened after massive 18-wheeler fire closes 59 northbound near Highway 36
HOUSTON – A flaming 18-wheeler spilled oil and closed all lanes of I-69 northbound just north of Highway 36 for hours Monday. As of 6:20 p.m., the wreck and oil have been cleared. All traffic was diverted to Highway 36 as officials worked to clean up the spilled oil and clear the wreck. Rosenberg police say two 18-wheelers collided on 59 at FM 2218 in front of Finnegan’s car dealership. LIVE: SKY 2 over the scene of a massive truck fire on Highway 59 near Highway 36.
Authorities seize 24 pounds of cocaine, fentanyl during traffic stop in Montgomery County
HOUSTON - A traffic stop ended in a massive drug bust in Montgomery County. Authorities said they conducted a traffic stop Tuesday on Highway 59 at FM 1314. 4 Constable's Office found 24.72 pounds of cocaine/fentanyl hidden inside the vehicle with the help of K-9 officer Hash, according to a Facebook post. #Pct4Live - HUGE DRUG BUST - Traffic stop earlier today on HWY 59 @ FM 1314, approximately 11.24 kilograms/24.72 pounds... Posted by Pct. 4 Constable's Office, Montgomery County Texas on Tuesday, September 10, 2019Copyright 2019 by KPRC Click2Houston - All rights reserved.
Security guard chases robbery suspects; 15 year-old shot in leg
Security guard chases robbery suspects; 15 year-old shot in legA 15-year-old was shot in the leg and three suspects are in custody after an attempted robbery Saturday morning. A 15-year-old was shot in the leg and three suspects are in custody after an attempted robbery Saturday morning. Photo: Metro Video Services Photo: Metro Video Services Image 1 of / 12 Caption Close Security guard chases robbery suspects; 15 year-old shot in leg 1 / 12 Back to GalleryA 15-year-old was shot in the leg and three suspects are in custody after an attempted robbery Saturday morning led to a security guard chase from an apartment complex in Gulfton, according to the Houston Police Department. Around 1 a.m., a security guard observed a small Sedan come into the complex at 6200 Gulfton Street, according to HPD Lt. Wilkins. While that was occurring, the security guard approached a woman who he heard screaming that told him she was robbed at gunpoint.chron.com
5 family members, including 2 children, killed in 3-vehicle crash on 59 southbound, near Victoria
HOUSTON - Five people are dead and seven people are being treated at area hospitals for serious injuries following a major accident that backed up Highway 59 southbound for hours. Miguel said the van traveling northbound on Highway 59 was carrying 10 family members. A major 3-vehicle wreck on US 59 near Telferner has left 5 dead and 7 injured. Victoria Battalion Chief, Kevin Allen said when the van collided with the pickup truck, one of the people inside were trapped. The two people inside the pickup truck were transported to the hospital with serious injuries.
I-45 blocked causing traffic tie-up near downtown
EMBED >More News Videos More West Loop closures coming in the next two weekendsHOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- TxDOT officials are inspecting a portion of the Gulf Freeway for possible structural damage after a vehicle hit a barrier near the intersection of Highway 59 and Highway 288.Initially the southbound lanes to I-45 were completely blocked, forcing drivers to exit to either Highway 59 or Highway 288.One lane of traffic is now getting by, but delays remain.abc13.com
18-wheeler loses load, damages bridge on Highway 59 at 242 after being involved in crash
HOUSTON - An 18-wheeler was involved in a two-vehicle crash Friday on Highway 59 at state Highway 242, officials said. The southbound feeder road of 59 was shut down because the 18-wheeler was partially hanging off over the bridge. The crash was reported just after 3 p.m. when the 18-wheeler was in the process of turning west on 242. Its 75-ton steel trailer broke, sending it into an oncoming lane. The trailer struck a Dodge Charger before hitting the Highway 59 bridge rail over the freeway.
VIDEO: 12-foot gator released into the wild after tying up traffic on US 59
CLEVELAND, Texas - A nearly 12-foot alligator held up traffic Monday on Highway 59 near the east fork of the San Jacinto River Bridge in Cleveland. Ward found the alligator, nicknamed George, on the busy freeway just before midnight and helped police wrangle the reptile. Gator Chance of Gator Squad explains what happens to alligators this time of year. From feeding mode they go into breeding mode, Ward said. Ward posted video early Monday afternoon showing George being released back into the wild on the banks of the Trinity River.
Fire rips through salon in Kingwood area
KINGWOOD, Texas – From the beginning it was a fast-moving fire and a longtime hair salon in Kingwood never had a chance. Just before 6 p.m. Monday evening the salon on Loop 494 near Highway 59 and Sorters McClellan Road -- called A Hair Place burned quickly. "Like a big old balloon popping," said Raul Pena, who was working next door at a mobile Goodwill Center. "I turned around and walked around the fence, saw smoke, flames, and the alarm goes off." She was working two businesses away at Nico's Place restaurant when someone came in and told her they saw the fire.
Tropical Depression Bill causes flooding, power outages in Wharton County
WHARTON COUNTY, Texas – Tropical Depression Bill is causing problems for Wharton County, according to the Precinct 2 Wharton County Constable's Office. All lanes of Highway 59 at the Wharton County/Jackson County line are closed in both directions due to high water. The flooding that shut down Highway 59 also caused concerns in the city of Wharton Wednesday. The University Place Apartments in the 300 block of University lost power before midnight and a resident smelled electric lines smoldering. "Even though the water wasn't that high when they would drive thru the high water it would push it into peoples homes and businesses causing serious problems," Stanphill said.