Two injured, horse killed in crash

TIOGA, Texas (KXII) — A semi truck hit a pickup truck hauling a horse trailer, and two other vehicles in a chain reaction wreck Wednesday at Highway 377 and Buck Creek Road.

Two people suffered serious injuries according to officials at the scene, but were conscious when they were taken to the hospital.

The prize-winning horse in the trailer died.

“We had a vehicle turning east bound, and this 18-wheeler right here was southbound. and apparently there was some confusion, and he struck the back end of the vehicle which forced it into the north lane of traffic,” Tioga Police Chief Curtis Maycomb said.

Police said it’s too early to what exactly caused the crash.

Driver, infant seriously injured near Hillister on U.S. 69

TYLER COUNTY – The driver of a truck-tractor and her 3-month-old grandchild were seriously injured after being ejected from the cab of a truck-tractor when it flipped Wednesday afternoon in Tyler County.

At approximately 1:20p.m., the Texas Department of Public Safety responded to a one vehicle rollover crash on US 69 in Tyler County. The crash occurred in the Hillister Community.

Preliminary reports indicate that a Freightliner truck tractor was traveling northbound on US 69. Due to the inclement weather, the driver hydroplaned and lost control. The vehicle rolled over several times before coming to rest.

The driver, 54-year-old Sherri Leach of Gatesville, Texas and her 3-month-old passenger were both ejected from the vehicle and transported by medical helicopter to St. Elizabeth hospital with serious injuries.

Leach and her 3-month-old grandchild have since been transferred to Hermann Memorial hospital in Houston. Their medical conditions are unknown.

Initially, Leach stated that the child was her child, but Troopers believe that she may have been in shock when she made that utterance.

At this stage of the investigation, Troopers have determined that the child was secured in a car seat, but the car seat was not secured to the vehicle.

All northbound and southbound lanes of US 69 in Hillister were closed for approximately two (2) hours, but have since reopened.

Accident claims two in Van Vleck

Two men in the same car were killed Saturday, June 10 three miles east of Van Vleck when their car overturned.
According to a report from the Texas Highway Patrol, a 1997 Chevy 1500 truck was traveling east on State Hwy. 35 at 6:37 p.m. when the truck’s driver, 37-year old Virgil Lee Schroeder of Freeport lost control at a right curve in the road. The truck entered the median of the highway and began to skid sideways before overturning multiple times before coming to rest on its left side.

One person killed in Kyle

KYLE, Texas (KXAN) — Kyle Police say Interstate 35 has reopened following a deadly crash Monday night involving a semi and a moving truck.

San Marcos Hays County EMS says the crash happened around 6:30 p.m. in the northbound lanes of I-35 near Yarrington Road. STAR Flight was called to transport one patient to the hospital.

Kyle police say the 18-wheeler was hit from behind by the moving truck as it was slowing and pulling over to the shoulder.

One man in the moving truck was killed in the crash. Another man in the truck has non-life threatening injuries, while the driver of the semi was not hurt.

The road re-opened around 2 a.m.

Ozona man dies in crash

The driver of a pickup died in a crash Saturday about 4 miles south of Barnhart, officials said.

The crash happened about 4 p.m. when a 2015 GMC Sierra pickup driven by Michael Ybarra struck the rear of a tractor-trailer on State Highway 163, Texas Department of Public Safety stated in a news release.

The tractor-trailer was stopped waiting to make a left turn and Ybarra “failed to control speed and collided into the rear” of the rig.

The driver of the tractor-trailer was treated and released from the hospital.

Ybarra, a 21-year-old resident of Ozona, was not wearing a seatbelt, investigating state troopers noted.

The speed limit in the area is 75 mph. Weather was clear and roads were dry, the news release states.

Two Grocery Trucks Crash Near Tahoka

Grocery trucks crash closing portions of US 87 near Tahoka; no injuries reported

Two trucks loaded with groceries crashed early Tuesday morning causing portions of US 87 to shut down in Lynn County as crews worked to clear the area.

At about 4 a.m., crews were called to the scene eight miles south of Tahoka after a semi-tractor trailer was traveling southbound on US 87 when the driver, 46-year-old Craig Pearson of Amarillo, reportedly fell asleep, according to Texas Department of Public Safety Sgt. John Gonzalez.

Gonzalez said the truck drifted into the center median, overcorrecting to the right, causing the truck to overturn onto its side in southbound lanes.

At this time, Gonzalez said 25-year-old Desmond Wright of Shallowater was traveling in a box truck when he attempted to avoid the semi, clipping the vehicle and causing his truck to move across the center median into northbound lanes, rolling onto its top in the east ditch.

Pearson, Wright, and Wright’s two passengers were uninjured.

Traffic was diverted to FM 3332 as Texas Department of Transportation crews cleared the scene as both vehicles were carrying groceries.

As of 8:30 a.m., crews were still on scene.

No further information was released.

Car Hits 18-Wheeler Killing One

Austin,TX : Driver killed after crashing into 18-wheeler on may, Friday 26th 2017

May 26–A 20-year-old man died Thursday morning when crashing his car into the back of an 18-wheeler in Northeast El Paso, police said.

A tractor-trailer was stopped at a red light that had just turned green when it was hit from behind by a Mazda 6 at 3 a.m. on Gateway North Boulevard near Ellerthorpe Avenue, police said.

The driver of the Mazda died at the scene. The truck driver, Juan Guerrero, 48, was not injured, police said.

The name of the driver who died was not immediately released.

Tractor Trailer Crashes Into Brothel

Pasadena,TX : Tractor-trailer crashes into famed Nevada brothel on may, Thursday 25th 2017

04:00 AM
25 May 2017
A man wearing body armor and a mask backed a tractor-trailer through the gate of the Moonlite Bunny Ranch before dawn Thursday and crashed it into the front door of the famed Nevada brothel featured in the CatHouse reality television show, according to authorities and the brothel’s owner.
Brian Brandt, 40, of Reno, was arrested and faces charges of assault with a deadly weapon, property destruction and possession of stolen property, the Lyon County Sheriff’s office said.
Brothel owner Dennis Hof said none of the five employees, 30 female prostitutes and 10 customers inside at the time were hurt when the crash happened just after 4 a.m.
The impact of the truck crashing into the building scared them and sounded “like a bomb going off,” Hof said, causing what he estimated at $400,000 damage.

Two Truck Crash Send One To Hospital

Beaumont, TX : A 26-year-old Kountze man was taken by medical helicopter to a Beaumont hospital following a wreck in Hardin County on May, Thursday, 25th 2017

25 May 2017
A 26-year-old Kountze man was taken by medical helicopter to a Beaumont hospital early Thursday following a wreck in Hardin County.

The man was driving a 1997 Ford Explorer westbound on FM 420 at about 7 a.m. when he pulled out in front of a 2012 Ford pickup, according to information from the Texas Department of Public Safety. The truck was headed north on US 69 at the time and struck the SUV.

The driver of the truck, also from Kountze, was taken by ambulance to a local hospital with injuries that did not seem to be life-threatening, DPS said.

Car Hits 18-Wheeler, Driver Killed

Austin,TX : Driver dies after crashing into 18-wheeler on may, Thursday 25th 2017

25 May 2017
May 26–A 20-year-old man died Thursday morning after crashing his car into the back of an 18-wheeler in Northeast El Paso, police said.

The tractor-trailer was stopped at a red light that had just turned green when it was hit from behind by a Mazda 6 at 3 a.m. on Gateway North Boulevard near Ellerthorpe Avenue, police said.

The driver of the Mazda died at the scene. The truck driver, Juan Guerrero, 48, was not injured, police said.

The name of the driver who died was not immediately released.

Police officials said that the crash was the 18th traffic death of the year, compared with 30 at the same time last year.