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Updated: Two vehicle accident on Hwy 190 and FM 777 West of Jasper

Updated May 19: Beech Grove Volunteer Fire Department, Jasper County Sheriff's Department, and The Department of Public Safety are on the scene of a two vehicle accident on Hwy 190 and FM 777 just West of Jasper.


Beech Grove Fire Chief James Gunter said, "At 5:30 pm Beech Grove Volunteer Fire Department arrived and found that two vehicles had collided, one was a Hyundai car and the other a Dodge truck. After the vehicles collided, the truck came to rest in the roadway and the car in the edge of the woods. There were 3 occupants of the car that were injured and the driver was trapped. The driver of the truck was uninjured."


Firefighters quickly went to work extricating the driver and providing medical aid to the injured. The driver was extricated within approximately 10 minutes.


Gunter added, "Allegiance Mobile Health - Jasper EMS provided care to all patients at the scene. Ultimately the driver of the car was flown from the scene by Air Rescue - Beaumont/Jasper to a facility providing a higher level of care appropriate for injuries sustained".


Two others were taken to Jasper Memorial Hospital by Jasper EMS.


DPS Media Sergeant Shana Clark said, "At approximately 5:28 p.m., a 2023 Hyundai Elantra west traveling west. It is reported that a 2022 Dodge Ram 2500 pulled from a private drive and was struck by the Hyundai".

 

According to Clark, the driver of the Hyundai, identified as 24-year-old Natasha Williams of Alexandria, La., was transported to a Houston area hospital for treatment of life-threatening injuries. Several passengers within the Hyundai were transported to Christus Memorial for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

 

The driver of the Dodge, identified as 74-year-old William Watson of Newton, was not injured.


Beech Grove VFD responded with Engine 11, Brush 11, and 5 firefighters.


Jasper Xxon Towing and Recovery removed one of the vehicles, and the second one was driven from the site.


Video and photos courtesy of ETB Photojournalist Rita Shipp



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