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A Ganado teenager was flown to a Houston hospital Sunday evening after a two-vehicle crash south of Ganado, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety.

A 2007 Dodge pickup driven by Thomas Jackson Williams, 47, of Port O’Connor, was traveling south on County Road 172 about 6 p.m. Sunday when a 1997 Nissan pickup, driven by Joshua Wade Fowler, 16, of Ganado, failed to yield the right of way at County Road 238 and County Road 172, said Sgt. Ruben San Miguel, a DPS spokesman.

The 2007 Dodge pickup struck the driver side of the other vehicle. Fowler was flown by helicopter to Memorial Hermann Medical Center in Houston, where he is in stable condition, San Miguel said.

Fowler also had a passenger, Lane Eric Benavides, 15, of Ganado. He was taken to Citizens Medical Center on Sunday with injuries that were not life-threatening. Williams was not injured in the wreck, San Miguel said.

No citations have been issued, and the wreck is under investigation.

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Brian Vandale

Why is it that no citations were issued and still under investigation? This is always printed when there has been an accident. According to the officer, one vehicle failed to yield the right of way. Wishing the best for the teen and a speedy recovery.

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Jon Wilcox

Good question! We like to report that a crash is still under investigation because that means that citations or charges could still be handed down. A lot of times, the Texas Department of Public Safety takes days or weeks to fully figure out what happened to cause it. This is different than the information we receive from them as a finalized crash investigation report serves as the official determination of events. In short, DPS likes to be thorough.

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