A FLASH FLOOD WATCH is in effect until midnight for Lee County. Strong thunderstorms will continue to be possible, across the Brazos Valley, this evening. Winds in excess of 40-60mph are the main concern, within the strongest activity.Heavy rainfall between 1" and 3" has the potential to cause localized flash flooding in a few locations.
An investigation is underway after a gruesome accident that shut down Highway 6 for much of the day Friday.
One of the victims is former A&M Consolidated offensive lineman Ed King. King started for the Tigers as a senior last year. According to the Department of Public Safety, three others are confirmed dead.
The accident happened around 3 p.m. Friday afternoon a mile north of FM 2154 on Highway 6. Two construction vehicles, a pick up truck, and a passenger vehicle were involved in the wreck.
Three people in the passenger vehicle were pronounced dead at the scene. As of Friday night, some identities were still being determined. Because of the severity of the accident, authorities say determining the identities could be difficult.
One official on the scene described the passenger car as crushed beyond recognition.
One of the trucks was reportedly on fire during the wreck, with unconfirmed reports of one of the individuals on fire outside the truck.
Three people were taken from the scene, two by ambulance, and one by helicopter. Officials at The College Station Medical Center confirms one of the people taken alive from the scene was dead on arrival to The Med.
Traffic was stalled on Highway 6 in south Brazos County, with diversions to farm-to-market roads north and south of the accident. At one point, traffic between Greens Prairie Road and Navasota were gridlocked.
Authorities were also hampered getting the scene by a train derailment in the general area. DPS reports no injuries or haz-mat as a result of that accident.