Two transported after area accidents

Two persons were treated at area hospitals after one-vehicle accidents on the same stretch of US 79 near Thorndale last week.

Trooper Donald Delukie said a 9:50 p.m. July 14 accident 1.9 miles east of Thorndale involved a vehicle driven by Kaycee McManus, 34, of Temple.

She was flown to Scott & White Hospital in Temple.

Delukie said the vehicle ran off the roadway and sustained moderate damage.

Two days later another accident was reported about .1-mile away.

Delukie said a car operated by 16-year-old Tanner Baker of Caldwell was involved in a one-vehicle on US 79, 1.8 miles east of Thorndale at 6:55 p.m. Thursday.

Baker was treated at Little River Medical Center-Rockdale. Delukie termed vehicle damage as minor.

No injuries were reported in a 7 p.m. July 14 accident on US 79 in Milano, according to the DPS investigation.

Delukie said a pickup operated by Ryan Harkins, 29, of Copperas Cove was struck by an unknown truck tractor/trailer rig which left the scene.

Damages to Harkins' pickup were termed moderate, according to Delukie.

At presstime Wednesday DPS Trooper Broderick Sims was on the site of an 18-wheeler accident in northwest Milam County.

Reports from the scene indicated an axle broke on a truck rig hauling chickens sending the vehicle into the roadside bar ditch.

No injuries were reported and another truck was summoned to haul off the chickens

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