The back half of a Honda Accord was demolished in a three-vehicle accident Tuesday, Aug. 28, around 5:45 p.m. in Dayton. The collision took place on Cleveland St. (SH 321) at Lawrence St.

Rush-hour traffic on Cleveland St. in Dayton was diverted for about 45 minutes Tuesday evening while emergency personnel cleared up a three-vehicle accident at the intersection of Cleveland and Lawrence streets, not far from Dayton’s new police and fire stations.

According to Dayton Police Cpl. Kristen Seibert, a white Honda Accord driven by Nicole Holloway of Dayton was traveling northbound on Cleveland St., and had slowed down to turn into Kids Korner daycare. Traveling behind Holloway was a Dodge 2500 driven by Trenton Tanner of Cleveland.

“He was going too fast to avoid a collision,” Seibert said. “It knocked her vehicle into oncoming traffic in the southbound lane and she hit the side of a Chevy Silverado pickup truck.”

The Chevy was driven by Reuben Baeza of Houston.

The trunk and backseat of Holloway’s vehicle was completely destroyed. Seibert said it was a blessing that Holloway had not yet picked up her child at the daycare because the outcome could have been much different.

Dayton firefighters had to extract Holloway from her vehicle before she could be transported by ground ambulance to a hospital in Kingwood, according to Seibert. A second ambulance was called to the scene to evaluate the medical conditions of the other drivers and the four children traveling with Baeza.

Seibert said the accident is a reminder that people need to slow down and pay attention to speed limits.

The accident slowed traffic in the area for about 45 minutes until the scene was cleared at 6:30 p.m.

By Vanesa Brashier,

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Before creating Bluebonnet News in 2018, Vanesa Brashier was a community editor for the Houston Chronicle/Houston Community Newspapers. During part of her 12 years at the newspapers, she was assigned as the digital editor and managing editor for the Humble Observer, Kingwood Observer, East Montgomery County Observer and the Lake Houston Observer, and the editor of the Dayton News, Cleveland Advocate and Eastex Advocate. Over the years, she has earned more than two dozen writing awards, including Journalist of the Year.

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