Update: Six suffer injuries in U.S. 87 crash
Wrecker operators prepare two damaged vehicles for transport after a head-on crash on U.S. 87 in La Vernia May 7.
Wilson County NewsMay 7, 2015, 6:31pm 10,343 views 4 comments
Update: (5/8/15) The La Vernia Police Department has revised information released in the aftermath of a May 7 traffic crash on U.S. 87. Police said there were only four occupants of a Ford E-350 van that was struck head-on by a Chevrolet Suburban. All four men -- along with the two occupants of the Suburban -- were transported to area hospitals. Their condition is not yet known.
For more, read the May 13 edition of the Wilson County News.
(original posted 5/7/15)
LA VERNIA -- Police are investigating a head-on crash that sent seven injured people to area hospitals May 7. Officials at the scene did not release the identities of the victims.
According to Officer Donald Keil of the La Vernia Police Department, preliminary indications are that at approximately 4:20 p.m., a Chevrolet Suburban being driven northbound on U.S. 87 by a La Vernia man crossed the centerline and collided with a Ford E-350 van that was traveling southbound.
The Suburban’s driver and his son -- whom Keil said is believed to be 5 years old -- were flown via AirLife helicopter to University Hospital in San Antonio. Of the five men in the van, two were flown to University Hospital in a second AirLife helicopter, two were transported via ambulance to Mission Trails Baptist Hospital in San Antonio, and police did not have information as to where the fifth man was transported.
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