2 injured in wreck on U.S. 59 near Ganado

Jessica Priest By Jessica Priest

Sept. 17, 2013 at 4:17 a.m.

Two Ganado women were hospitalized after a wreck on U.S. Highway 59, 1 mile north of Ganado on Tuesday morning.

Wilma Sless, a 75-year-old mail carrier, was traveling south in the outside lane. About 9:30 a.m., she stopped her 2012 Chevrolet pickup because of debris in the road, Department of Public Safety Trooper Gerald Bryant said.

A tractor-trailer was following her and swerved to the left to miss her, he said.

A second vehicle, a 2012 Peterbilt truck towing a flatbed trailer, was not able to dodge her pickup and struck the back of it, Bryant said.

The driver of the Peterbilt, Glen Dubose, 54, of Dayton, was not injured. The tractor-trailer is owned by Smart Oilfield Services in Liberty.

Bryant said Sless was taken by the Jackson County Hospital District EMS to a nearby helipad, where she was flown by helicopter to Memorial Hermann Texas Trauma Institute in Houston.

Sless' passenger, Jinnie Sillian, 81, was taken by the district EMS to Citizens Medical Center in Victoria, said James Sudik, the district's EMS director.

Sless was listed in critical condition about 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, said Kathryn Klein, a Memorial Hermann Hospital spokeswoman.

Sillian was listed in stable condition at Citizens Medical Center, said Shannon Spree, Citizens Medical Center marketing coordinator.

Trooper Aaron Frazier is investigating the wreck. No citations have been issued, Bryant said.



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