SOUTHMAYD — One person was hospitalized with injuries that were not life-threatening Friday following a three-vehicle wreck on U.S. Highway 83 in Southmayd.
Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Daniel Falcon said the wreck occurred sometime after 9:30 a.m. and involved two pickups and a semi. Falcon said a woman driving a Ford pickup in the eastbound lanes of U.S. Highway 82 left the roadway and entered the median near Gage Road, striking the cable barrier. The cable then snapped and struck a westbound pickup, while the red pickup entered into the westbound lanes. Falcon said the westbound semi successfully swerved to avoid a head-on collision with the pickup, but struck the rear of the vehicle. The semi then veered off the highway and up an embankment but remained upright.
“The truck driver actually did a really good job steering out of the head-on collision,” Falcon said. “If he hadn’t, the impact would have been much more direct.”
Falcon said the female driver of the red pickup was transported to an area hospital with head injuries. the occupants of the other pickup and semi were not injured. It was unclear why the driver of the red truck left the roadway.
Fire crews from Sherman and Southmayd were dispatched to the scene. Westbound traffic was halted redirected to the east as the crews worked to clear the roadway. Falcon said he did not expect to file any citations or charges against the driver of the red pickup.