A 43-year-old man was injured early Friday morning when he swerved to miss a cow on SH 111 near Yoakum and his pickup truck went into a ditch and flipped.

He was ejected from his truck, said Sgt. Ruben San Miguel, a spokesman with the Texas Department of Public Safety. The wreck happened around 5 a.m. Friday

The driver, Ehren Nevada Cretors, of Yoakum, was airlifted by helicopter to Dell Seton Medical Center at The University of Texas in Austin about 6:15 a.m. As of 3:20 p.m. he was in serious but stable condition, San Miguel said.

Cretors was driving east in a 2006 Ford Ranger when he swerved, San Miguel said, causing the vehicle to travel off the road into a grassy ditch and overturn several times.

San Miguel said Cretors was not wearing a seatbelt. He will be issued a citation for failing to wear a seatbelt.

Mark Rosenberg reports on rural community life for the Victoria Advocate as a Report for America corps member. He can be reached at or 361-574-1264 or on Twitter at @markrosenberg32. To support local journalism at the Advocate through Report for America, go to

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Mark Rosenberg writes about rural community life for the Advocate as a Report for America corps member. He covers Calhoun, DeWitt, Goliad, Jackson, Lavaca, and Refugio counties. Questions or tips? Contact: or call 361-574-1264.

(2) comments

Glenn Wilson

"He will be issued a citation for failing to wear a seatbelt." -- That'll be in addition to the ones currently all over his body.

Roy McLaurin

I think it was in 1975 that the federal gummit told the State of Texas to either enforce the new seat belt laws or lose federal highway funding. Texas caved in.

Thus another money grab

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