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Tragic accidents claim 3 young lives
San Jacinto News- Times
COLDSPRING – San Jacinto County lost three young lives this Memorial Day weekend, according to a June 1 press release from San Jacinto County Sheriff James Walters. On May 29, 25-year-old Daniel Hill, of Point Blank, was boating and swimming with his family around the Hwy. 190 bridge area when he drowned. “Family members pulled him from the water,” Walters said. Medics transported Hill to a Livingston emergency room where he was pronounced dead,” Walters said. On May 30, at about 3 a.m. Joshua Cade Farris, 24, of Huntsville, was killed in a one-vehicle accident. According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, the 2004 Valedictorian from Coldspring- Oakhurst High School, was south bound on FM 945 about 2.1 miles north of Hwy. 150 when he failed to negotiate a right hand curve. The DPS report stated that Farris went off the edge of the roadway to the left and took evasive action to the right, traveling into a ditch, going into a side slide, then rolling over several times before striking a culvert and going airborne over a private driveway and coming to rest on its top. On May 30, at about 4:30 p.m. numerous agencies, including water rescue were dispatched to Hwy. 59 under the Trinity River Bridge to attempt to locate 24-year-old Angel Fuentes who had gone under after attempting to swim across the river, according to Sheriff Walters. Walters said Fuentes, of Houston, and his family were swimming at a boat ramp on the Trinity River near the border between San Jacinto and Polk counties when the accident occurred. Fuentes’ body was recovered from the Trinity River on June 1, at about 2:30 p.m., Walters said. Captain Jones of the San Jacinto County Sheriff’s Department said that the medical examiner has ruled the death as accidental drowning.