Driver allegedly asleep in FM 2100 fatal accident

Volunteer firemen of Highlands and Crosby work feverishly to clear away wreckage before they can free the body of Cody Reed Walker

HIGHLANDS — Tragedy struck about a quarter mile North of Grace Lane on FM 2100 last Monday, June 7, at about 10:37 a.m., taking the life of a young man from Brenham.

According to accident reports from Harris County Sheriff’s Traffic Division, Cody Reed Walker was driving a Baytown man’s 2002 White Dodge truck Northbound before swerving into the Southbound Lane striking the side of a red Chevrolet Southbound pickup truck. The Chevrolet was hauling a trailer and the left front portion of the Dodge hit the trailer with considerable impact, crushing the front of the Dodge and depressing into the cockpit.

Tommy McCary, 27, of Wright City, OK, was a passenger in the white Dodge. He sustained a broken arm and minor injuries and was transported by Highlands EMS to the hospital. McCary reportedly told investigators that Walker had fallen asleep at the wheel just before the impact.

Also slightly injured in the accident, according to the report, was the driver of the other vehicle, Christopher Frazier, 34, and a seven year old boy.

Two other witnesses to the accident gave accounts indicating the same reactions of the trucks as would be consistent with the passenger’s description.

Walker was pronounced dead at 10:47 a.m., no indications account for his falling asleep.