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UPDATE: Roadway open after crash that injured deputy


UPDATE: Roadway open after crash that injured deputy
FELIPE SALAZAR/Contributor First responders, volunteers, and more attend the scene of a major accident shortly before 10 a.m. today in Floresville.


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Wilson County News
September 3, 2015, 10:56am
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(Updated article posted 3:20 p.m. Sept. 3)

FLORESVILLE -- Officials said just before 3 p.m. that normal traffic flow has resumed on Standish Street between Fourth and Eighth streets here, following a multi-vehicle crash during a Sept. 3 police pursuit. The incidents unfolded just before 10 a.m.

Investigator Stephen Moore of the Wilson County Sheriff’s Office said 39-year-old Robert Acevedo of Floresville has been charged with attempted capital murder of a peace officer after officials said he fled during a traffic stop on Standish Street, which followed an earlier incident in which he allegedly resisted arrest. Sheriff’s Deputy Christopher Rocha sustained multiple injuries as he attempted to prevent Acevedo from fleeing west on Standish Street in a Dodge Ram 3500 pickup truck.

Acevedo’s vehicle struck two eastbound vehicles -- one head-on -- before striking a vehicle parked in front of J.A.M. Automotive on the corner of Fourth and Standish streets. Acevedo’s truck came to rest in front of a home on Standish Street. He subsequently was taken into custody by responding officers.

Rocha, Acevedo, and an and an elderly female were flown via AirLife helicopter to University Hospital in San Antonio. Their conditions were not available as of 3 p.m.


(Updated article posted 12:25 p.m. Sept. 3)

FLORESVILLE -- Traffic continues to be diverted away from Standish Street between Fourth and Eighth streets here as personnel from four law-enforcement agencies investigate a multi-vehicle crash during a Sept. 3 police pursuit. The incidents unfolded just be-fore 10 a.m.

According to Investigator Stephen Moore of the Wilson County Sheriff’s Office, a man identified as Robert Acevedo is said to have fled during a traffic stop on Standish Street, that followed an earlier incident in which he allegedly resisted arrest. Sheriff’s Deputy Christopher Rocha sustained injuries as he attempted to prevent Acevedo from fleeing west on Standish Street in a Dodge Ram 3500 pickup truck.

Acevedo’s vehicle struck two eastbound vehicles -- one head-on -- before striking a vehicle parked in front of JAM Automotive on the corner of Fourth and Standish streets. Acevedo’s truck came to rest in front of a home on Standish Street. He subsequently was taken into custody by responding officers.

Rocha, Acevedo, and an unidentified woman were flown via AirLife helicopter to University Hospital in San Antonio. Their conditions were not available as of noon.

--Earlier article by Nannette Kilbey-Smith--

The intersection of Standish and Fourth streets (Business Loop 181) near downtown Floresville is closed completely this morning, as law-enforcement and emergency services personnel respond to a major accident.

The site also is an active crime scene, following a police pursuit; the intersection is completely off-limits at this time.

Members of various agencies -- including the Wilson County Sheriff’s Office, Floresville Police Department, Wilson County EMS, Texas Department of Public Safety Highway Patrol, and Floresville Volunteer Fire Department -- are on the scene. One officer was injured in the incident.

Three people have been transported by AirLife from the scene for medical attention, including a suspect who was being pursued by officers prior to the accident.

Drivers should use alternate routes through Floresville until further notice. Updates will be provided as they are available. ­


 

Your Opinions and Comments

 
Proud Tiger  
Floresville  
September 3, 2015 3:35pm
 
I am happy to hear that Mr. and Mrs. Stinson were OK after this scary event. They do so much in our community and so much for the kids of FISD. Prayers for the other injured party. She, too, is someone who has done so much... More ›

 
David Stinson  
Floresville, TX  
September 3, 2015 3:14pm
 
My husband and I were the first vehicle hit this morning. We were very near the bus garage on Standish. The white pickup was heading straight at us at a high rate of speed. My husband served to the right and went up almost... More ›

 
William J. Gibbs Jr.  
WCN  
September 3, 2015 12:29pm
 
Update posted with video

 
Elaine K.  
Floresville  
September 3, 2015 11:38am
 
Prayers for all those involved, including First Responders.

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