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Vehicles damaged in Milano wreck

Three drivers escaped injury early Monday morning, but there was considerable vehicle damage in a three vehicle accident involving a farm tractor on the Milano viaduct.

State Trooper David Yarbrough said the accident occurred at 5:34 a.m., well before sunrise, and involved a 1971 Cage tractor, operated by 67-year-old John Kacer of Caldwell, pulling a disc harrow.

Yarbrough said the disc harrow was struck by an Infiniti driven by 30-year-old Enrique Vasquez Jr. of Rosenberg.

"After Mr. Vasquez got out of his car, it was then hit by a Dodge Grand Caravan van driven by Raymond Hyvl, 62, of Franklin," Yarbrough said.

Yarbrough said none of the drivers were hurt "aside from some scratches when airbags deployed."

"The Inifiniti is totaled," Yarbrough said. "It hit the disc and then it got hit from the back."

He said damage to the van was "moderate" and termed damages "minor" to the tractor and the disc harrow.

More damages

Accidents seemed to happen in bunches during the long Labor Day weekend with Trooper Ernest DelBosque responding to two in the same location at virtually the same time Thursday.

He said at 3:10 p.m. Saturday, a vehicle operated by 27-year-old Tiffany Daniels of League City left the northbound access ramp of the US 190-US 79 intersection in front of the Milano Motel.

Damages were termed "moderate" DelBosque said Daniels refused treatment at the scene.

Also at 3:10 p.m., on the same curve, a motorcycle operated by 28-year-old Sun Cho of Allen left the road, according to Del- Bosque.

He said Cho refused treatment at the scene. Damage to the motorcycle was termed "minor."

Two-vehicle wreck

DelBosque said a two-vehicle incident, was reported at 3:00 p.m. Saturday on a sharp curve on FM 487, .7-mile north of Rockdale.

He said a vehicle operated by Jo Ann Lara, 53, of Temple sustained moderate damage after it spun off the road and rolled over.

A vehicle operated by Naushad Sultanili, 37, of Austin, went off the road as the driver tried to avoid the spinning car, according to DelBosque.

Sultanili's vehicle struck a roadside sign.

Neither driver was injured and both vehicles sustained moderate damages, DelBosque said.

Extensive damages, and no injuries, were reported in a 1:30 a.m. Friday incident on the River Ranch Road, according to Trooper Mark Berry.

Drivers were listed as Kelly Tater, 21, of Rockdale and Avery Griffin, 27, of Cameron.


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