Man flown to San Antonio after morning wreck in Victoria

Jan. 1, 2011 at 12:05 p.m.
Updated Dec. 31, 2010 at 7:01 p.m.

A 71-year-old man was severely injured in a wreck at the intersection of Rio Grande and Laurent streets at 7 a.m. Saturday.

The man was driving a pickup westbound on Rio Grande when he struck a Frito Lay truck that was stopped at a red light in the eastbound, outside lane, said Sgt. Adam Nieto, with the Victoria Police Department.

The truck continued westbound, coming to a stop about 100 feet from an intersection.

The man was taken by ambulance to DeTar Hospital Navarro and was later air lifted to a San Antonio hospital, Nieto said.

The driver of the Frito Lay truck was uninjured.

It's unclear what caused the crash because the victim was unable to communicate with emergency personnel.

Police were waiting to release the victim's name until his family could be notified.



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