Five Bloomington High School students transported to hospital after wreck on FM 616

June 2, 2011 at 1:02 a.m.

Five people were injured in a three-car wreck on Farm-to-Market Road 616 and U.S. Highway 87 at 12:20 p.m. Thursday.

All five were treated and released, according to Citizens Medical Center.

Three vehicles, each containing two Bloomington High School students, were traveling east on FM 616 following graduation practice, said Department of Public Safety Trooper Gerald Bryant.

Rod Jackson, 18, was driving a white Nissan Altima. He pulled out to pass Ana Esquivel, 17, who was driving a white Ford F-150 pickup.

Immediately after passing Esquivel, Jackson noticed he was approaching his turn and slammed on his brakes, according to Trooper Stephen Gray's report. Esquivel took evasive action, swerved into the next lane striking John Hartley, 18, who was driving a gold Mazda M6 and attempting to pass Esquivel.

The pickup flipped twice, and the Mazda continued forward, striking the Nissan, according to the report.

Hartley and his passenger, Jesus Bargas, 18; Esquivel and her passenger, Brianba Cadrera, 18; and Jackson were all transported to Citizens.

The passenger in Jackson's car was not injured.

No citations were issued, but the wreck remained under investigation, Bryant said.



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