A two-vehicle crash on Saturday in Fairchilds has left a person dead andthree others injured, including, a volunteer firefighter.
The crash happened around 3:20 p.m. on FM 361 near FM 1994, as a car swerved into the opposite lane and struck another vehicle.
The driver of one of the vehicles, Stephen Hyman, 70, was declared dead at the scene.
Two children who were in Hyman’s car were transported to a local hospital by ambulance.
There was no official update of the status of the children, but a comment from their mother that stated the two boys suffered broken bones but will recover.
The other adult victim of the crash has been identified as Seth Farquhar, an off-duty volunteer firefighter in Fairchilds.
According to the Fairchild Volunteer Fire Department, Farquhar suffered significant injuries and was airlifted from the scene to Hermann Memorial Hospital in Houston. He has a broken arm, broken leg, bruising in his lungs, a minor laceration on his liver and a laceration to the head.
Farquhar had surgery on Saturday to stop the bleeding after suffering major vein damage in the crash.
He was listed in stable condition after the surgery, according to the fire department. A department spokesman also said that Farquhar did not have any damage to his brain or any other significant injuries.
Also, the Fairchild VFD thanked the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office along with the Village of Fairchilds, Fort Bend EMS and the fire departments from Pleak and Needville for coverage of the area while fellow Fairchilds firefighters went to the hospital to give support to Farquhar.
“Also please add the family of the other vehicle in your prayers as they mourn the loss of their loved one,” the Fairchilds VFD posted on its Facebook page.