Crash claims life on Main Street


On Saturday, March 18, 2017, approximately 11:30am, a fatal auto accident occurred, killing one and injuring two others.  Thirty-four year old, Matthew B. Driskell, of Madisonville, Texas was traveling eastbound on Main Street when he veered into oncoming traffic says witnesses. 

Driskell collided head on with a car travelling westbound on east Main Street driven by Tracey (Sanders) Hood of Magnolia, Texas.  He was taken by ambulance to the hospital and is expected to survive.

Hood, the fifty-one year old wife, was pronounced dead at the scene.  Her husband, Robert C. Hood, fifty-two years old, was air lifted, by helicopter, due to injuries he sustained in the accident.  He, at this time, is in stable condition.

The accident is currently under investigation by the Madisonville Police Department and the Department of Public Safety.