Highlands accident leaves 2 dead

Sheriff’s Investigators did thorough testing to determine what had happened. Above

HIGHLANDS – The peace of Sunday afternoon was shattered by an accident on Haney Road at the intersection with Barbers Hill Road last Sunday.

A call went to Harris County Sheriff’s Deputies at 7:15 p.m. Ambulance crews from Highlands Fire Dept. arrived first on the scene of a two vehicle accident with two dead and another in serious condition.

A Ford F-250 had hit a Mazda CX-7 sedan and both were in the same ditch on the east side of Haney Road.

Harris County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Enforcement Division continues to investigate the scene but have made some preliminary determinations.

According to investigators, at about 5:55 p.m. Joaquin Perez was operating the Mazda northbound on Haney Rd. Dominga Perez was seated in the front passenger seat. Nicholas Bowens was driving the Ford east in the 3800 block of Barbers Hill Road and allegedly did not stop at the stop sign. The front end of the Ford struck the left side of the Mazda. The Mazda was pushed broadside into a tree and a road sign. The Ford rolled over on its right side then back on its wheels. Nicholas Bowens was transported to Memorial Hermann Hospital by Lifeflight in critical condition. Both Joaqiun Perez and Dominga Perez died at the scene from injuries.

The investigation continued until 12:10 a.m. Highlands Fire Department assisted with traffic control on Haney Rd.