Batson woman identified as victim of fatal crash east of Moss Hill

Debris litters SH 105 after an accident involving three vehicles Thursday. A Batson woman was killed in the accident.

A three-vehicle accident on SH 105 east of Moss Hill on Thursday claimed the life of a 47-year-old Batson woman.

According to Sgt. Rob Willoughby, supervisor of the Liberty County office of the Texas Department of Public Safety, the victim is Dorothy “Christy” Guedry Weaver. She died at the scene as a result of a crash through no fault of her own, he said.

“She was the victim of being in the wrong place at the wrong time,” Willoughby said.

Weaver was traveling eastbound on SH 105 in a 2011 Toyota Tundra when a westbound tractor-trailer driven by David Dobson, 29, of Humble, Texas, was struck head-on by an eastbound 2018 Chevy Silverado driven by Brian Gallander, 58, of Batson, Willoughby said.

“For an unknown reason, Unit 1, driven by Gallander, drifted into the westbound lane and struck the driver’s side of the tractor-trailer. The crash caused Unit 2 – the tractor trailer – to jackknife and veer across both lanes of travel. That’s when the tractor-trailer collided with Unit 3, Ms. Weaver’s vehicle,” Willoughby said.

After the crash, Gallander was airlifted from the scene to a Houston-area trauma center in serious, but stable, condition. His condition is unknown. Dobson suffered fewer injuries and was transported by ground ambulance to Liberty-Dayton Regional Medical Center.

The accident may result in criminal charges filed against Gallander, according to Willoughby.

“We are determining the best route to go as far as charges go. We will be meeting with the District Attorney’s Office to discuss our investigation,” he said.

The tractor-trailer is owned by U.S. Express, which is contracted with Walmart to haul goods to its stores and warehouses.

2 COMMENTS

  1. Seems like there are a lot of vehicle crash’s like this in Liberty County. Prayers for everyone involved in this accident.

  2. It is so heartbreaking to hear that a innocent woman was killed in this accident I would not be surprised if the 58 year old man didn’t drift into the other lane but was passing illegally as I see this happen every single time I’m on a Texas road someone passes on a double yellow line or on a no passing zone and I say every time I see it someone’s going to get killed why are you being such a hurry would like to know the rest of the story prayers for the woman and her family and their loss !

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