Lindsey Kaylene Freysinger, 26, and Stephanie Yuhasz Machak, 29, were flown by HALO helicopter to Christus Spohn Memorial in Corpus Christi with apparent shoulder injuries, cuts and abrasions, according to Department of Public Safety Trooper Joshua Alcala.
Freysinger was driving north on U.S. Highway 281 about five miles south of George West at 4:15 p.m. when she looked down at her phone.
The 2002 blue Toyota Tundra veered onto the rumble strips along the highway’s left lanes, and that startled Freysinger enough that she went into the median and lost control of the vehicle.
The truck landed upside down partially in the southbound lanes of U.S. Highway 281.
Both women were wearing seat belts. The speed limit along that stretch of highway is 75 mph.
The George West Volunteer Fire Department set up a landing zone for the HALO helicopter.
Acadian Ambulance Service was on hand to aid the crash victims as was first responder Glenda Riley. The George West Police Department and the Live Oak County Sheriff’s Office personnel helped at the scene with traffic control.
Charlie’s Wrecker Service of Three Rivers towed the pickup.