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Woman, child injured in wreck
by Tim Delaney
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Emergency personnel remove a 19-year-old woman from her black Nissan Rogue on Friday, Aug. 16. The driver of the Nissan was cited for failure to control speed after she ran into the rear of an 18-wheeler in the southbound lanes of U.S. Highway 77. The driver and her 3-year-old child had minor injuries.
Tim Delaney photo Emergency personnel remove a 19-year-old woman from her black Nissan Rogue on Friday, Aug. 16. The driver of the Nissan was cited for failure to control speed after she ran into the rear of an 18-wheeler in the southbound lanes of U.S. Highway 77. The driver and her 3-year-old child had minor injuries.
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First responders, help roll a 19-year-old woman to an ambulance after she collided with an 18-wheeler on U.S. Highway 77 about a mile north of Refugio.
Tim Delaney photo First responders, help roll a 19-year-old woman to an ambulance after she collided with an 18-wheeler on U.S. Highway 77 about a mile north of Refugio.
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Traffic was backed up for about 25 minutes.
Traffic was backed up for about 25 minutes.
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REFUGIO – The driver of a black Nissan Rogue failed to control her speed and ran into the rear end of an 18-wheeler carrying oil field mud, sending her small SUV off U.S. Highway 77 and coming to a rest on the west side of the highway’s southbound lanes, according to Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Randy Kaiser.

The accident occurred at about 4:40 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16.

The 19-year-old woman and her 3-year-old male passenger were taken to different hospitals with minor injuries.

Traffic in the southbound lanes of U.S. Highway 77 was backed up for about 25 minutes while emergency crews moved the accident victims to an ambulance and swept off debris from the highway.

The 19-year-old woman was transported to Corpus Christi Christus Spohn Memorial Hospital with what appeared to be non-life-threatening injuries.

Kaiser said the woman sustained some broken bones.

Her 3-year-old was taken to Driscoll Children’s Hospital with no reported injuries.

Kaiser said the cause of the accident was “failure to control speed” by the driver of the Nissan. The driver will be cited.

The Willco Services 18-wheeler out of Refugio sustained damage to its rear tires.

The 34-year-old truck driver had no injuries.

Both the Nissan and the 18-wheeler were traveling south in the right-hand lane on U.S. Highway 77 a little more than a mile north of Refugio where the speed limit is 75 mph.

In addition to DPS, the Refugio Volunteer Fire Department, Refugio County Sheriff’s Office, Refugio Police Department and EMS were at the scene.

No more information was available.
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