Magnolia, Texas (Montgomery County Monitor) - At approximately 4:30 p.m. Sunday afternoon a two car head-on collision claimed the life of a male Magnolia teen-ager. According to DPS Trooper Box, the deceased was driving a Honda Pilot north on FM 2978 near Hardin Store Road, when he attempted to pass in a no-passing zone. The Pilot collided with a Volvo SUV heading south, causing major damage to both vehicles.Out of the four teenage occupants in the Pilot, the driver, Magdaleno Torres Pinon Jr., 16, was pronounced dead on-scene, Sandra Ramirez, 16, was flown by air ambulance to a treatment facility in Houston, and two others, Randy Trejo, 15, and Jessica Torres, 14, were transported by ground to local hospitals with non-life threatening injuries.
Trooper Box also believes none of the Pilot occupants were wearing seat belts.
The two occupants of the Volvo, 42 year-old Anette Tanche-Larsen and her 13 year-old daughter Lisa, were also transported by ground to a local hospital with what is believed to be minor injuries.
Excessive speed and attempting to pass in a no-passing zone caused the collision, according to Trooper Box.