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2 Victoria sisters hurt in US 87 crash (w/video)

By Jennifer Lee Preyss
Dec. 17, 2013 at 6:17 a.m.
Updated Dec. 18, 2013 at 6:18 a.m.

A 2008 Nissan Altima rests in a ditch near U.S. Highway 87. Janice Miller, who was driving a red Ford F-150, struck the Altima, which caused the sedan to spin into the ditch.

Two Victoria sisters were rushed to a Victoria hospital about 9:45 p.m. Tuesday after being hurt in a two-vehicle crash on U.S. Highway 87 and Raab Road.

Trooper Jeremiah Collins of the Department of Public Safety said the 16-year-old driver of a black 2008 Nissan Altima was pulling out of Raab Road into the northbound lanes of the highway when she was struck on the rear driver's side by Janice Miller, 59, of Cuero.

Miller was driving north in the outside lane in a red late-model Ford F-150.

Collins said that after the vehicles collided, the Altima went into a tailspin before coming to rest in a ditch on the opposite side of the highway.

The driver of the Altima was transporting her 14-year-old sister in the passenger seat.

Airbags in the Altima deployed, which may have contributed to the sisters' injuries, Collins said.

The sisters were transported by ambulance to DeTar Hospital North.

Miller was taken to a nearby hospital by a private vehicle.

Collins said the driver of the Altima will be issued a citation for failing to yield.

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