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Two escape serious injury after crash involving horse trailer

By Jessica Priest
July 21, 2014 at 2:21 a.m.
Updated July 22, 2014 at 2:22 a.m.


Two Edna girls walked away from a fiery wreck Monday morning in Lavaca County, about 2 miles from the Jackson County line.

A black Chevrolet pickup driven by Taylor Frenzel, 17, was east on state Highway 111 pulling a horse trailer.

About 10:50 a.m., the horse trailer started whipping back and forth, causing Taylor to veer to the right and strike the guardrail at the Lavaca River Bridge.

After hitting the guardrail, the pickup went across the highway, striking the guardrail on the opposite side.

The trailer, which was carrying two horses, detached, and the pickup went over the bridge, dropping 30 feet and landing upright, said Department of Public Safety Trooper spokesman Gerald Bryant.

Taylor and her younger sister, whose name and age were unavailable, were able to get out of the pickup before it caught fire, Bryant said.

Their father picked them up from the scene with plans to take them to a doctor, but it was not clear where they would get treatment.

"They just had very minor injuries," Bryant said.

The trailer did not leave the bridge. The horses were not hurt.

The westbound lane of state Highway 111 was closed for about an hour.

Trooper Justin Nixon investigated the crash. He was assisted by Trooper Eric Herrera.

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