TODD MISSION, TX (01/24/2015) — A two-vehicle accident in Grimes County on Saturday afternoon has claimed the life of Plantersville volunteer firefighter Harley Mulllenix, and left three others hospitalized.
According to police, the driver of a four door Chrysler PT Cruiser was traveling northbound on FM 1774 near the Texas Renaissance Fairgrounds, waiting to turn left onto county road 302 (CR 302) when the driver of a 2009 Chevy Tahoe slammed into the back of the vehicle just after 4:00 p.m.
20-year-old Plantersville volunteer firefighter Harley Mulllenix, who was riding in the back seat of the PT Cruiser, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. Two additional female occupants of the PT cruiser, Ashley Hataway and Heather Wenzel (also a Plantersville volunteer firefighter), were both taken to Conroe Regional Medical Center with serious injuries.
Reports state that both Hataway and Wenzel are pregnant, but as of Sunday, both are in stable condition and their unborn children are said to be unharmed. According to authorities, one of the women does still require surgery for a broken jaw.
According to police, the 17-year-old driver of the Chevy Tahoe did not even apply his brakes before the impact. He was also transported to an area hospital with serious injuries.
Police do not suspect that drugs or alcohol played a role in the accident, but an investigation is still under way.
Harley Mulllenix became a junior firefighter five years ago when she was just 15 years old. She was a volunteer firefighter in Plantersville, Texas—a small unincorporated town about 55 miles northwest of Houston.