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RISD teacher hurt in Lexington crash

A longtime Rockdale Elementary School teacher remains at Brackenridge Hospital, Austin, this week after sustaining multiple injuries in a one-vehicle crash early Sunday on the outskirts of Lexington.

Lee County State Trooper Ordie Manner said Pam Hammett, 53, was southbound on US 77 at Shady Circle Drive at 1:47 a.m. when she apparently went to sleep.

Manner said the 2008 Infiniti ran off the road, over a culvert, across Shady Circle Drive and struck a tree.

According to the DPS, Hammett was removed from vehicle’s wreckage by the Lexington Volunteer Fire Department, using their jaws of life apparatus.

She was then flown from the scene by Brackenridge’s Star Flight helicopter.

Manner said Hammett was wearing her seat belt/shoulder harness.

He said the vehicle was totaled.

Several Rockdale ISD personnel, including Elementary Principal Sandee Calame, have visited Hammett in the hospital during the week.

NO INJURIES—No injuries were reported in a couple of onevehicle accidents during the week in Milam County.

Trooper Ernest DelBosque said a one- vehicle accident at 9:30 a.m. March 14 on FM 437 north of Davilla involved a vehicle operated by Tina Wiggins, 30, of Davilla. Damages were termed moderate.

Moderate damages were also reported at 8:30 p.m. Saturday in a one-vehicle accident on CR 335 east of Rockdale. DelBosque listed the driver as Hayden Wilson, 19, of Milano.


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