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Oak Ridge, TX - Kourtney Yakiyah Hawkins and Nely Martinez Killed in Wreck on I-45

Oak Ridge, TX (August 05, 2021) - A collision between a car and a truck on Interstate 45 in Montgomery County on the morning of Sunday, August 1st left an occupant of each vehicle dead.

An initial investigation found that, at about 1:40 a.m., less than a mile south of Oak Ridge, a 2006 Acura TSX was driving southbound in the northbound lane when it struck a 2014 Dodge Ram 1500 head-on.

According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, the Acura’s driver, 26-year-old Kourtney Yakiyah Hawkins, a resident of Houston, and a passenger from the Dodge Ram, 22-year-old Nely Martinez, were both pronounced dead by the Montgomery County Precinct 3 Justice of the Peace.

A report shows that the driver of the Dodge, a 21-year-old from Huntsville, was transported by paramedics to Hospital Corporation of America’s Houston Healthcare Conroe in serious condition.

Two of the other surviving passengers, who were listed as 22 and 21 years old, were also transported via ambulance to local hospitals in serious condition.

This is an ongoing investigation, and there no additional information was available for release at this time.

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the families of the deceased victims, Ms. Kourtney Yakiyah Hawkins, and Ms. Nelly Martinez, at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.

Fatal Car Accidents in Oak Ridge


Motor vehicle accidents throughout the state of Texas claim the lives of more than 3,600 people each year. These crashes are often a result of one or both drivers acting negligently.

At Farah Law, our skilled and knowledgeable car accident attorneys in Texas strive to help families protect their legal rights by providing them with responsive, effective, and compassionate legal representation. For over five decades, we have masterfully represented bereaved families to ensure they are able to maximize their recoveries through legal actions.

Texting while driving, operating vehicles while impaired, reckless driving, and various other driver actions often result in collisions throughout our state. In fact, statistics show that more than 80% of fatal collisions are a result of these and other negligent actions.

When victims lose their lives in accidents caused by the reckless actions of others, it is imperative that their families seek legal guidance from a qualified and knowledgeable wrongful death attorney in the Houston area as soon as possible. Working with an aggressive legal team will ensure your family is able to protect your legal rights after enduring the unexpected loss of a loved one.

If you have lost a loved one in an accident as a result of another driver’s negligence, it is crucial that you act quickly to protect your legal rights. Contact our Houston personal injury attorneys at (888) 481-9359. Schedule a free consultation with our attorneys to discuss the circumstances surrounding your loved one’s accident to determine what legal options are available to you.

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