HUMBLE, Texas – Two people have died in a crash after a load of wet cement dropped from a nearby company’s truck in Humble Friday, Harris County deputies said.
Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said the crash happened in the 15700 block of Old Humble Road at around 5:30 a.m. when a cement truck’s load of wet cement spilled on the roadway. Originally, Gonzalez said a woman in a light-colored SUV drove into the wet cement while traveling northbound and left the roadway, jumping a median and traveling to the other side of oncoming traffic while a man in a red sedan was traveling southbound, but he now says roles may have been reversed.
The woman in the light-colored SUV has been identified as LaTonya Earl, a well-known gospel singer in the Houston area and member of The Church at Bethel’s Family, pastor Walter August said in a Facebook post. The man in the red sedan was described as a Hispanic male whose age is unknown.
Gonzalez said it appears the portion of the truck holding the cement was turning the wrong way while the driver was turning the corner. The driver of the cement truck stopped to render aid and has been cooperative with deputies throughout the investigation, Gonzalez said.