U.S. 59 closed as workers clear morning wreck

Jennifer Lee Preyss By Jennifer Lee Preyss

March 30, 2011 at 10 a.m.
Updated March 29, 2011 at 10:30 p.m.

U.S. 59 was closed for about an hour Wednesday morning after a woman hit an oncoming car and drove into a electric pole near the Port Lavaca Highway.

Victoria police responded to the two-vehicle wreck about 7:30 a.m. It involved 21-year-old Cory Sepulveda, who was driving a 2006 Ford F-250, and Paulette Peerson, 57, who was driving a 1997 Oldsmobile Alero.

Victoria Police Officer Shane Wallace said Sepulveda was exiting a side street near the Conoco gas station on U.S. 59 and Port Lavaca Highway, and was struck by the Alero traveling south toward Victoria.

Peerson's car stopped in a nearby median after hitting an electric pole. She was transported by ambulance to Citizens Medical Center for treatment.

Sepulveda was cited for failure to yield at a right-of-way, stop sign. He was not injured.



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