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3 rushed to hospital after crash on U.S. 87 (video)

By chirst
Oct. 12, 2012 at 5:12 a.m.
Updated Oct. 13, 2012 at 5:13 a.m.

A wrecker begins to tow one of  three vehicles involved in a crash Friday night that closed a section of U.S. Highway 87 for about an hour just north of Victoria.

Three people were rushed to area hospitals after a three-vehicle crash on U.S. Highway 87 at Parsons Road that blocked traffic for at least an hour, said Department of Public Safety Trooper Vern Sterry.

Ezekial Velasquez, 21, was driving a red Ford Explorer on U.S. 87 when he said a car was "playing road rage with him" and drove onto the shoulder, Sterry said.

Velasquez said he panicked and turned left, losing control of his car. He was struck on the side by oncoming traffic, Sterry said.

Velasquez was taken to Citizens Medical Center and was in guarded condition in the intensive care unit Friday night, according to a hospital spokeswoman.

Two other drivers, Tanga Green, 47, and Brenda Cisneros, 35, were taken to DeTar Hospital Navarro.

Green, driving a gold Chevrolet Suburban, was in stable condition in a private room, said a hospital spokeswoman.

Cisneros, driving a blue Kia Sorento, was in stable condition and was being treated in the emergency room at 9:30 p.m.

Sterry was still investigating the crash Friday night and did not share additional details about the crash.

Both the north and southbound lanes of U.S. Highway 87 were shut down while officials investigated the crash from about 7 p.m. until about 8 p.m.



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