Jasper attorney Bill McGraw dead and others OK following wreck west of Houston

The accident involving 8 vehicles, including an eighteen wheeled tractor trailer truck occurred in the eastbound lane of Interstate 10, near San Felipe and Sealy, west of Houston.
source San Felipe Police Department.

KJAS has confirmed through reliable sources that longtime Jasper attorney Bill McGraw has died as the result of injuries he received in a multiple vehicle auto accident that occurred west of Houston on Monday afternoon.

McGraw, 89, reportedly died shortly after his arrival at a hospital in Katy. Three other people who were riding in the vehicle with McGraw, his son Dr. David McGraw of Many and two longtime friends, Jimmy Ellis, a Jasper building contractor and Danny Barnhart a retired state trooper and investigator, also from Jasper were shaken up but not injured.

The accident which involved eight vehicles, including a large eighteen wheeled tractor trailer truck, reportedly occurred shortly before 2:00 on Interstate 10, near the small community of San Felipe on a section of the roadway, which was under construction.

The Texas Department of Public Safety has not released a complete report on the accident or what caused it, but KPRC in Houston is reporting that the series of events began when a tire blew on a vehicle and the driver got out leaving it in the roadway.

Written by Mike Lout

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