1 person killed in Liberty accident

Liberty police are investigating a fatality crash that happened at the intersection of SH 146 Bypass and Woodsprings Drive at approximately 9:30 a.m. Thursday.

“Our initial investigation has determined that both vehicles were traveling north on Highway 146 Bypass when one vehicle crashed into the back of the other. Both vehicles left the roadway and came to rest over 200 feet from the approximate point of impact,” said Lt. Chip Fairchild, spokesperson for Liberty Police Department.

A 50-year-old Liberty man was driving the 2007 PT Cruiser that was struck from behind.  This driver was transported to Hermann Memorial Hospital by Life Flight air ambulance where he died from injuries he suffered. 

The second vehicle, a 2001 Dodge half-ton pickup, was driven by another 50-year-old Liberty man who was transported to Liberty Dayton Hospital by City of Liberty EMS.  He was discharged shortly after being checked by medical personnel.

The crash investigation is ongoing.

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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.


  1. It’s a bad spot to turn on to. Alot of traffic is in that area at certain points of the day. Prayers for the deceased and family.

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