One man was killed and another was hospitalized after their cars collided and caught fire on Nov. 15. The accident occurred just before 2:40 a.m. on Farm to Market Road 136 near Bayside.
The deceased man, a 35-year-old Portland resident, was traveling south on FTM 136 in a 2002 Cadillac when his car crossed the centerline and into the northbound lane. A 2012 Dodge Ram pickup truck hauling a trailer was rounding a curve on a hill when the Cadillac entered its path. The pickup's driver, a 33-year-old Brownsville man, later said that he tried to avoid a collision but was unable to do so. The vehicles collided head-on and came to a stop with the pickup's front end resting on top of the Cadillac's front. The crash caused both vehicles to become engulfed in flames.