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Dublin faces two serious crashes

The areas around Dublin were host to two serious accidents that required the use of air ambulance in the past week.

According to a report by the Texas Highway Patrol, DPS troopers were called to the scene of a two vehicle collision on US 67 just north of Dublin (south of CR374) at approximately 11:08 a.m. on Tuesday.

Preliminary investigation by DPS indicates a 2000 Ford Explorer, driven by Jose Zavala DeLeon, 77, of Dublin, was traveling north on US 67 in the right lane while a 2017 Jeep Wrangler, driven by 21-year-old Patricia Orozco, also of Dublin, was traveling north in the left lane beside the Ford.

The two vehicles collided for a reason that was still undetermined by press time. The Ford then reportedly left the roadway to the right, overcorrected, and overturned multiple times before coming to rest.

DeLeon sustained an undisclosed amount of injuries and was flown by air ambulance to John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth. The report stated Orozco was uninjured.

DPS was also called to a two vehicle crash Friday at approximately 6:51 p.m. on Highway 6 near the Clairette community between Dublin and Hico.

On August 2, 2019 at approximately 6:51 p. m., Texas Department of Public Safety Troopers investigated a two vehicle injury crash on Texas 6 is southern Erath County.

Preliminary investigation by troopers indicates a 2013 Toyota Camry, driven by 28-year-old Elissa Garcia of Odessa, was traveling west on Highway 6 when it attempted a U-turn.

The Toyota was struck during the maneuver by a westbound 2007 Peterbuilt 18-wheeler. The collision occurred on the drivers side of the Toyota.

Garcia and a 36-year-old male passenger were reportedly transported by air ambulance to John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth with undisclosed injuries. The driver of the Peterbuilt, Colten Watkins, 30, of Corsicana, was taken by ground ambulance to a Stephenville hospital.

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