Fatality Victim Identified

A tire blow out led to a fatality in Hardin County yesterday. 22-year old Mekayla Victoria

Howard, of Kountze, was traveling eastbound on FM 421 near the Bon Well Loop when a

westbound car veered into her lane following a tier blowout striking her head on. She was

airlifted to UTMB in Galveston where she died. The driver of the westbound car, 19-year

old Kyle West, of Lumberton and a teenage passenger suffered non-life threatening injuries.

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