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3 taken to hospital after wreck on Laurent Street

Nov. 26, 2012 at 5:26 a.m.

Firemen and police officers work the scene and transport a man involved in a two-vehicle wreck on the cross roads of Laurent and Oak in Victoria.

Three people were taken to a Victoria hospital after a wreck Monday evening.

It was one of many area wrecks Monday.

A blue Toyota Corolla turned left from the H-E-B parking lot onto Laurent Street. As the car was crossing, it was struck by a tan Toyota 4Runner, which T-boned the car, Victoria Police Officer Andrew Carrizales said.

Three people from the Toyota Corolla were taken to Citizens Medical Center, he said.

The names of people involved were not released Monday night.

No citations were issued at the scene, he said. The investigation is ongoing.

Rollover sends man to Houston hospital

A 20-year-old man was airlifted to a Houston hospital after a one-vehicle rollover Monday afternoon near Edna.

Christopher Scott Miller, city of residence not available, was traveling on Farm-to-Market Road 822 near Edna about 1:30 p.m. Monday when he lost control of the vehicle, causing his 1998 Chevrolet pickup truck to roll, Jackson County Sheriff Andy Louderback said.

Miller was transported by helicopter to Memorial Hermann Healthcare System in Houston.

Alex Rodriguez, a hospital spokeswoman, said Monday night they did not have any information on Miller's condition.

U.S. Highway 59 closed most of Monday

The northbound and southbound lanes of U.S. Highway 59 south of the Wharton airport were closed most of Monday because of an overturned propane truck.

A Department of Public Safety spokesperson said the crash occurred about 5:30 a.m.

Traffic was diverted onto farm-to-market roads and then back onto the highway when officials cleared the crash scene.

Propane leaked from the overturned truck, according to the DPS.

As of 6 p.m., the highway was reopened.

Fog factor in Danevang wreck

State Highway 71 at County Road 405 was closed in south Wharton County near Danevang after at least a dozen cars crashed in the fog about 7:30 a.m. Monday, according to the Department of Public Safety.

The roadway was re-opened about 10:30 a.m.



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