Two treated after US 79 crash

Two men were sent to area hospitals last Wednesday night after a two vehicle crash on US 79 east of Thorndale.

Trooper Erik Gaston said vehicles operated by Oliver Kocher of Palestine and George Shaw of San Antonio were in collision at 9:11 p.m.

He said Kocher was flown to Seton-Williamson Hospital in Round Rock, while Shaw was taken to Scott & White-Taylor by a Thorndale EMS ambulance.

Gaston said the vehicles sideswiped.

Damages were termed extensive to the Kocher vehicle and moderate to the Shaw vehicle.

The Thorndale Volunteer Fire Department also responded to the accident scene.

SCHOOL BUS—No injuries and “hardly any damages” were reported in an incident involving a car and a Temple ISD school bus at 11:14 a.m. Sunday on US 190/79-Texas 36 in Milano.

Trooper Ernest DelBosque listed the bus driver as Sonja Canfield of Temple and the car driver as Candace Walls of Pearland.

Delbosque said the vehicles “bumped” and that he “did not believe there was even any paint transfer between them.”

ACCIDENTS—DelBosque investigated a one-vehicle crash at 4:25 p.m. Friday on US near Milano.

Driver was listed as Karina Rangel of Austin.

No injuries, and moderate damages, were reported, according to the DPS.

No injuries, and moderate damages, were reported at 12:15 p.m. Thursday on US 79 at the FM 1786 intersection when an 18-wheeler overturned.

Trooper Broderick Sims said the driver was Robert Warner of Page.

The Rockdale Volunteer Fire Department was called out for traffic control as traffic was slowed around the truck rig.

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