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Section A: General News


Troopers cite trucker after four-vehicle wreck


Troopers cite trucker after four-vehicle wreck
MARVIN BARNES/Contributor/ Texas Department of Public Safety Highway Patrol troopers and Wilson County Sheriff’s Office deputies conduct their investigation Nov. 26 following a four-vehicle wreck at the intersection of F.M. 775 and U.S. 181 north of Floresville as emergency medical technicians tend to the injured.


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November 28, 2012
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FLORESVILLE -- A San Antonio truck driver has been cited for failure to control speed after his rig struck three vehicles just before 7:30 a.m. Nov. 26 at the intersection of F.M. 775 and U.S. 181 north of here.

Trooper Anthony Flores of the Texas Department of Public Safety Highway Patrol said John Contreras was traveling southbound on U.S. 181 in a Peterbilt semi tractor, hauling a trailer carrying a load of gravel. Because of dense fog, Contreras allegedly was unable to see the traffic stopped at the intersection.

When he finally saw the vehicles, Flores said Contreras allegedly attempted to veer to the shoulder, but struck a Mercury Tracer sedan driven by Zelma Hoyt of Floresville, a Honda Pilot driven by Matthew Honeycutt of San Antonio -- both of which were stopped at the intersection -- and a Chevrolet Malibu driven by Barbara Corpus of Adkins, which was turning right onto F.M. 775.

Honeycutt and Corpus both were transported via ambulance to the Connally Memorial Medical Center in Floresville, Flores said. A hospital spokesman said both were treated and released.

Contreras and Hoyt received minor injuries, and were not transported.

Flores said Contreras’ tractor-trailer, which is owned by San Antonio-based Armando Auyon Trucking, underwent a Level 1 inspection following the crash. The vehicle was placed out of service for its brakes being out of alignment.
 

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Val Moczygemba  
Wilson County  
November 30, 2012 7:51pm
 
In Italy there are not a lot of traffic signals. Rather they use "round-abouts" You enter the round-about and exit when you get to your road. There may be five or six roads leading from each one and if you miss your ... More ›

 
Alvin Charmaine  
November 30, 2012 3:37am
 
We have to get rid of these traffic lights. As long as you try to temper and control people we'll continue to have these unfortunate incidents. The texas highway need to be a frontier, survival of the fittest to cull the ... More ›

 
Russell Dickerson  
Floresville, TX  
November 29, 2012 11:56am
 
Its not that they can't stop. Its a strategy. Perhaps 1 truck might be going too fast, but not such that all 3 would have to run the light. In any case, the light is easy to see in time to prepare. I've seen them train ... More ›

 
TxNative  
La Vernia  
November 29, 2012 11:48am
 
Slick, I know what you mean as I've seen the same thing occur too many times on 181 at that intersection in front of the Walmart. For those unfamiliar with that location, you are approaching Floresville at 70 mph, crest a ... More ›

 
Slick  
Falls City  
November 28, 2012 6:37pm
 
i saw a potential disaster a couple of weeks ago. i was following three gravel trucks on 181 south from 775 to floresville. they were driving too fast. when they got to the intersection at 181 and Walmart, they couldn't stop ... More ›

 
Sam Eagle  
Muppet Land  
November 28, 2012 1:17pm
 
Why can't Wilson County do something like Karnes County did to curtail the actions of unsafe truckers? According to this article, http://www.wilsoncountynews.com/article.php?id=43627&n=section-a-general-news-keeping-karnes-safe ... More ›

 
Val Moczygemba  
Wilson County  
November 28, 2012 11:51am
 
Twice recently, I could have been run over by a gravel truck at that intersection. The first time, had I taken off to make my left turn when my light turned green it would have been over for us for sure. That trucker never even ... More ›

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