Police Release Names of Victims in Last Night's Houston Harte Rollover Crash

 

Police released the names of the victims in Tuesday night’s rollover crash on the Houston Harte Expressway. At 10 p.m., police responded to a two-vehicle rollover crash at the 1700 block of the Houston Harte Expressway, in the westbound lanes between Howard and Garfield Streets. Upon arrival, police saw a 2015 Chevrolet Captiva severely damaged from multiple rolls and a 2013 Hyundai Tucson SUV damaged from what was later determined to be a rear-end collision. Both vehicles were off the roadway.

According to the San Angelo police report, the driver of the Tucson, Nicole Archer (06/16/79), was traveling west on Houston Harte in the outside lane at a normal rate of speed.   The driver of the Chevrolet Captiva, Megan Jensen (04/26/95), and passenger, Tyler Howe (01/27/85), were also westbound traveling at a high rate of speed.  The Captiva collided with the Tucson from behind causing both vehicles to lose control.  During the crash, Jensen was ejected from the vehicle. 

The Tucson came to rest to the right of the roadway near the shoulder.  The Captiva came to rest in the left median.   Jensen was listed as having incapacitating injuries.  Archer and Howe were listed with non-incapacitating injuries.  All involved were taken to Shannon Hospital.

During the traffic investigation police believed alcohol might be a factor in the crash. No charges have been filed at this time and a DWI investigation is ongoing. At the scene last night, police said that they suspect the driver of the Captiva, identified as Jensen, may have be driving while intoxicated.

For now, Jensen was cited for traveling at an unsafe speed.

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J D, Wed, 12/17/2014 - 15:07
It'll be a shame if it ends up with her being drunk. She's not even old enough to legally taste a beer. Why didn't the OLDER gentleman who was with her ask her to slow down? Where are the responsible people in this town?! It gives me great pleasure to move into the left lane when I see people hauling @$$ on the loop... They'll flash me and they'll ride my butt, but I rest peacefully knowing that I'm the reason they're going the speed limit.
Jim G., Wed, 12/17/2014 - 19:10
....And when somebody plows into you and puts your life at risk because you are one of the many people in this town that cannot seem to understand traffic flow then don't complain.
Why in the heck did you put these peoples DOB in this report? You should have just stated their ages. You need to remove them. How would you feel if everyone could see your DOB. Can you say Identity theft!!!!!
Anything that is public record can be printed (like the date of birth). Most articles like this, especially where an accident has occurred, always have the persons full name, date of birth, and sometimes it'll even list their address. You need a lot more information for identity theft than just a date of birth. And, no matter how many people are speeding that doesn't justify you speeding. Traffic flow is everybody obeying ALL traffic laws. Unless, you are one of those people that does what every one else tells you to do. If that's the case, then I'll end this by saying, "if someone tells you to jump off a bridge....?".
One of those laws is called impeding the flow of traffic. Even if you are doing the speed limit you can still get cited for it.
"Impeding traffic is typically defined when not operating a vehicle reasonably, so as to block the normal flow of traffic. It typically is used in cases where a person is blocking an intersection or driving too slow and causing a log jam. Laws vary by jurisdiction, but are generally follow a standard of "reasonable operation". The following is an example of a state law governing impeding traffic: " 169.15 Impeding traffic." http://definitions.uslegal.com/i/impeding-traffic/ My husband is an SAPD officer and assures me that this is the law you were trying to refer to above.
J D, Thu, 12/18/2014 - 08:44
I bet that my impeding the flow of traffic will save more lives than the speeders I'm impeding! I'm not stupid enough to zoom over and force someone to slam on their brakes. How selfish does it sound when someone takes up for those people who clearly can't follow a speed limit by nagging the person who steps up to try to force people to conform? It's not your RIGHT to speed. It's not your RIGHT to put other people in danger. I'm not impeding any flow of traffic on Loop 306 if I'm going 65mph.
Jim G., Thu, 12/18/2014 - 18:48
"I'm not stupid enough to zoom over and force someone to slam on their brakes." Hmmm....That's interesting because before it was "It gives me great pleasure to move into the left lane when I see people hauling @$$ on the loop." "How selfish does it sound when someone takes up for those people who clearly can't follow a speed limit by nagging the person who steps up to try to force people to conform? " Only slightly less selfish than a person who apparently in their mind has been given the right to "force people to conform". When exactly were you elected to this position? It doesn't matter to me one bit what speed you drive on the loop nor what anyone else does as well, that is the job of the SAPD. People are going to do what they will but it's not yours to dictate. The problem isn't as much the speeds as it is the usual "I'm am the only one in the world that matters" attitude whether it's a senior citizen that has no business in the left lane, a teenager on their cellphone all over the road, some guy in a F350 they can barely afford creeping along hoping everybody can see his awesome truck or any number of scenarios.
Although you may be right, in this case the one lady was going normal speed limit and still got rammed. So please be careful doing that.
Everything I can find from TxDot etc says that you can only be cited for impeeding if you are holding the flow of traffic in the left "passing" lane. If you are in the right lane doing the speed limit you can't be cited.
J D, Thu, 12/18/2014 - 11:58
Touche, conchopearl... I shall be careful in my antics. As for the rest of you - drive 65 in the right lane and you won't have to curse me when my road rage causes you to slow the h-e-double hockey sticks down!

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