A witness who said she was driving behind a 2000 Freightliner tractor pulling a flatbed trailer, loaded with pipe, told troopers at the scene that the truck driver did not stop for the stop sign.
She told troopers that she did see the woman driving the southbound 2006 Plymouth 300 sedan stop and then start making a left-hand turn.
The westbound truck apparently continued through the intersection and collided with the left side of the Plymouth.
The Plymouth ended up on the south side of FM 351 just west of the intersection. The truck continued going west on 351 and ended up crashing into “truck route” sign on the south side of the highway and then into a caliche embankment.
The driver of the Plymouth, 46-year-old Mirella Escamilla-Davis, was taken by an Angel Care Ambulance Service ambulance to Christus Spohn Hospital Beeville; her teenage female passenger was not injured.
Members of the Beeville Volunteer Fire Department were called to the scene to remove the sedan’s driver’s side door so they could get to the victim.
Highway Patrol Trooper Marvin Baker said after the collision that the driver of the truck, José Ramirez of Houston, did receive two citations. One was for disregarding a stop sign and the other was for not carrying a log book.
The trooper said Davis probably had broken bones, but her passenger, her 11-year-old daughter, was not injured.
Baker said he was told that Mrs. Davis was later transferred to a hospital in Corpus Christi for additional treatment.
Gary Kent is a reporter at the Bee-Picayune and can be reached at 343-5220, or at reporter@mySouTex.com.