Wilson County News February 4, 2014, 10:46am 3236 views|2 comments
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RUNGE -- Karnes County Sheriff Dwayne Villanueva confirmed that as of 10:06 a.m. Feb. 4, S.H. 72 at the San Antonio River bridge west of Runge is shut down, due to a crash. Motorists are advised to avoid the area.
Radio traffic indicates that at least two tractor trailers were involved and that one of them overturned. At least one injured driver was transported via ambulance by the Karnes County Emergency Medical Services to Otto Kaiser Memorial Hospital in Kenedy.
This is a developing story. The Wilson County News will endeavor to post updates as additional information is made available.
According to Trooper Cory Holmes Texas Department of Public Safety Highway Patrol, 46-year-old Leonel Cantu of Freer lost control of a 2014 Peterbilt tanker truck, which ... Read More
According to Trooper Cory Holmes Texas Department of Public Safety Highway Patrol, 46-year-old Leonel Cantu of Freer lost control of a 2014 Peterbilt tanker truck, which caused the vehicle to overturn. Orlando Mireles, 44, of Kenedy, who was driving a 2012 Kenworth that was towing a full-sized tanker trailer, clipped the overturned truck while attempting to avoid it and momentum sent his vehicle off the roadway.
Both drivers, along with Cantu's passenger -- 29-year-old Eliseo Medina of Freer -- were transported to Otto Kaiser Memorial Hospital in Kenedy. Holmes said all three have been treated and released.
Cantu has been issued a citation for unsafe speed.