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Icy conditions lead to crashes


Icy conditions lead to crashes
Icicles adorn a stop sign Jan. 24 after a wintry mix and below-freezing temperatures caused dangerous road conditions across Texas, including accidents in Wilson County. NANNETTE KILBEY-SMITH


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STOCKDALE -- Troopers from the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Highway Patrol are reporting that a blast of wintry weather Jan. 23-24 contributed to numerous fender benders in Wilson County, including two along U.S. 87 here. There were no reported injuries.

DPS Cpl. Javier Reyes was called at 11:55 p.m. Jan. 23 to U.S. 87 near S.H. 123 for a one-vehicle rollover crash. The driver, Rebecca M. Garcia, 40, of Fort Worth was traveling south on U.S. 87 in a 1996 Ford F-250 pickup truck. She apparently was driving too fast for the weather conditions, as she lost control while driving over the overpass. The vehicle slid across the northbound lanes, struck a guardrail, and came to rest in the grass on its driver side.

Garcia and her two passengers, a 4-year-old girl and an infant girl, were not injured, Reyes said.

Then at 4:55 a.m. Jan. 24, Reyes was called to U.S. 87 at C.R. 417 near the Cibolo Creek bridge for a two-vehicle crash. Alfredo Muñiz, 28, of San Antonio stopped his 2009 Chevrolet Silverado on the side of the road and got out to assist a stranded motorist. Gregory M. Ruther, 30, of Floresville lost control of his 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer as he was crossing the overpass, striking Muñiz’s vehicle. Neither driver was injured.
 

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