A four-vehicle wreck sent nine people to Texoma Medical Center Saturday morning. Denison Police Lt. Mike Eppler said none of the injured were in serious condition Saturday evening.
Eppler said a vehicle was traveling north on U.S. Highway 75 when it crossed that side of the highway and passed through the median before it struck an SUV in the southbound lane of Highway 75. He said the SUV then struck another vehicle which went off the highway and struck another vehicle on the service road.
Denison City Manager Jud Rex was in one of the last vehicles struck; was not seriously injured. Rex told The Herald Democrat that he and passengers in his van were on their way to a swim meet in Frisco when he saw the wreck happen.
It was “a giant ball of debris and cars,” he said. Rex said he saw a vehicle leave the northbound lane and cross the median into the southbound lane where it struck two vehicles including a green van. That green van was in the outside lane of going southbound when it was struck and was knocked down onto the service lane where it hit the van Rex was driving. He said his van sustained only minor damage, and he was able to drive away from the scene. He said he thinks recent rains and the mud they caused slowed the wreck down enough that those in his van were able to avoid serious injuries.
“It could have been a lot worse if there was only a two-second difference,” he said.
Rex said the car that crossed the median had a passenger hanging out of the window.
Eppler said the wreck is still under investigation but no one was issued any sort of citation to his knowledge. He said an infant who was in one of the vehicles was sent to Children’s Hospital in Dallas as a precaution.
Herald Democrat reporter Michael Hutchins contributed to this report.