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2018-05-09 / Breaking

Afternoon crash stalls traffic on U.S. 181 north of Floresville

By Gregory Ripps

A BMWi crossing U.S. 181 at C.R. 331 north of Floresville receives major front-end damage May 10, after hitting an 18-foot trailer pulled by a pickup truck traveling north on the highway. /  GREGORY RIPPSA BMWi crossing U.S. 181 at C.R. 331 north of Floresville receives major front-end damage May 10, after hitting an 18-foot trailer pulled by a pickup truck traveling north on the highway. / GREGORY RIPPS05-10- 2018

Traffic is still slow on U.S. 181 north of Floresville, following a crash just before 4 p.m. today involving a BMWi and pickup truck and trailer

Texas Department of Public Safety Highway Patrol, Wilson County EMS, and Wilson County Sheriff’s Office personnel attended the scene Thursday afternoon, just south of Business Loop 181 and U.S. 181 junction.

The right northbound lane of the highway was closed as the accident was investigated. Wilson County EMS transported the car’s driver to Connally Memorial Medical Center in Floresville. The truck ran off the highway, spilling riding mowers from the trailer, which also received damage.

The crash is under investigation. Nothbound traffic was still limited to one lane near the intersection as of 4:30 p.m.

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