2-vehicle wreck sends 3 women to hospital

March 29, 2017 at 11:21 p.m.
Updated March 30, 2017 at midnight

Victoria fire department emergency medical services workers load up a stretcher after a two car accident on North Navarro Street and East Mockingbird Lane on Wednesday.

Victoria fire department emergency medical services workers load up a stretcher after a two car accident on North Navarro Street and East Mockingbird Lane on Wednesday.    Barclay Fernandez for The Victoria Advocate

Three women who were injured in a two-vehicle wreck during the noon hour Wednesday were treated and released from a Victoria hospital.

The women, who attend Manuel and Theresa's School of Hair Design, were on their lunch break when the wreck happened at the intersection of Mockingbird Lane and North Navarro Street at about 12:45 p.m. Wednesday.

Kelsi Freudensprung, 17, of Seadrift, was driving a Chrysler 200 south in the inside lane on North Navarro Street, said Bryan Knief, Victoria Police Department senior patrol officer.

Joel Ortega, 50, of Victoria, was also headed south in the truck, traveling in the inside lane in front of Freudensprung.

"The Chrysler failed to control speed and ran right into the back of the guy," Knief said. "I guess he had to slow down a little bit for the traffic in front of him, and she wasn't paying attention and ran into the back of him."

Freudensprung and her two passenger Mariah Perez, 21, of Cuero, and Bianca Ramos, 18, of Victoria, were treated and released from DeTar Hospital Navarro.

Freudensprung was given a citation for failure to control speed, Knief said.

Ortega was not injured.


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