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Ongoing Investigation of Fatal Car Crash in Conroe

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On January 1, 2023, at around 2:06 p.m., the Conroe Police Department responded to a motor vehicle crash in the 1200 block of W. Davis. The initial investigation revealed that three vehicles were involved. A 2008 Ford truck driven by Michael Hartwell was heading westbound in the 1200 block of W. Davis. A 2017 Dodge Van driven by Paula Sexton, was heading southbound on IH-45 feeder road when it was struck on the driver side door by the Ford truck. A 2016 Toyota sedan was struck by debris from the initial crash. Sexton did not survive her injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene. Hartwell and his passenger were transported to Conroe HCA hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The investigation is still ongoing and the determination for at fault has not yet been determined. No further information will be released at this time. Chief Christy and the Conroe Police Department would like to send their condolences to the Sexton Family.

Source: Sgt. David Dickenson, Criminal Investigations Division, Conroe Police Department