DeWitt County crash sends one to hopsital

Jan. 11, 2014 at 11 p.m.
Updated Jan. 10, 2014 at 7:11 p.m.

At least one person was injured late Friday in a two-vehicle crash on U.S. Highway 87 between Cuero and Westhoff.

Flo Rackley, a DeWitt County emergency dispatcher, said officials at the scene had requested a helicopter to transport the injured, but thick fog in the area about 10:45 p.m. prevented a helicopter from responding.

The injured person was transported by ambulance to Citizens Medical Center with life-threatening injuries.

The wreck involved a passenger vehicle and truck hauling a cattle trailer and occurred about 10 p.m.

The dispatcher said the truck and trailer caught fire and that two of the 13 cattle burned to death.

All but four or five cattle that wandered away were taken to a nearby property for safekeeping.

Other details about the crash, including the number of injured and the extent of injuries, were not available.



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