Crosby mourns death of 2 kids and injuries in head-on crash

Brothers Brian and Andrew Figley died in a car crash in Crosby.

CROSBY – A six and a nine year old boy were killed and two adults were taken by Life Flight helicopters to Hermann Memorial Hospital with critical injuries following a head on collision on Thursday, January 15 on the Beaumont Highway near the San Jacinto river.

Harris County Sheriff’s Accident Investigator Deputy R. Wagner indicates the wreck occurred at about 6:25 p.m. between a 2007 Chevrolet Equinox, westbound in the 19200 block of Beaumont Highway and a 2014 Chevrolet Malibu traveling east.

The Equinox driven by Mrs. Figley, a school teacher at Crosby ISD, had the two boys, both pupils within Crosby ISD, in proper restraints and the Malibu was driven by a graduate of Crosby High School two years ago. The driver of the Malibu was determined by investigators to have attempted to pass another eastbound motorist and lost control of the vehicle and crossed into the westbound lane striking the Equinox head-on.

Beaumont Highway is a single lane in both directions and there had been heavy fog reported near the river the early morning before the afternoon crash.

“This crash remains under investigation by the Harris County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Division.”

Much of the local school district was stunned by the loss through press time.