DPS troopers probe South Milam accidents

State troopers in the Rockdale area were called to several vehicle crashes in addition to the fatal crash just after midnight Saturday which claimed the life of a well-known professional rodeo cowboy personality. (See page 8A).

Trooper Ernest DelBosque was called to a two-vehicle injury accident at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday near Milano on CR 328.

He listed drivers as Laura Morales, 21, of Caldwell and 63-year-old Bennie Swift of Rockdale.

Morales was taken to Scott & White Hospital in Temple by AMR ambulance, while Swift was not injured, according to investigators.

Vehicle damages were termed “extensive.”

Trooper Broderick Sims investigated another two-vehicle collision at 4:50 p.m. Sunday on FM 486, north of Thorndale near the FM 908 intersection.

Drivers were listed as Leslie Roach, 40, of Pflugerville and 55-year-old Cherry Tag of Thorndale.

Sims said no injuries were reported in the crash and vehicle damages were reported as “moderate.

Two vehicle-deer collisions were reported during the week in South Milam County.

Sims said a vehicle operated by Jonathan Johnson, 69, of Cameron was in collision with a deer at 7:40 a.m. Monday on US 77 north of Rockdale.

He said no injuries were reported and termed vehicle damages as moderate.

Delukie said a vehicle-deer accident was reported at 11:30 p.m. Sunday on US 79 east of Gause.

Driver was listed as Richard Boone, 43, of Gause.

No injured were reported and vehicle damages were termed moderate.

Sims said a vehicle operated by Daniel Willie, 42, of Cameron, ran off FM 486 near the County Road 428 intersection at 9:45 a.m. Thursday.

No injuries were reported and vehicle damage was termed extensive, according to Sims.

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