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By Marc Robertson
The Texas Highway Patrol has revealed this week that a high-speed collision between two sport utility vehicles on FM 624 near Cotulla on November 4 may have been due to a driver crossing the two-lane road’s center line.
A statement issued this week by the Department of Public Safety shows that a 2018 Jeep Renegade collided head-on with a 2014 Jeep Wrangler on the farm-to-market road some 13 miles southeast of Cotulla shortly after 5 p.m. Friday, and that a number of travelers from both vehicles sustained serious injuries.
Emergency responders arrived to find that both Jeeps had left the roadway after the collision and that both had rolled over, the white Wrangler landing upside-down on the grassy verge.
The driver and passenger of the Renegade required airlifting due to their incapacitating injuries. Other injured travelers were transported by La Salle County Fire Rescue ambulance.
The DPS report shows that the Jeep Renegade had been traveling east on FM 624 and that it was “driving between both lanes of travel” at the time of the impact. The vehicle struck the westbound Jeep Wrangler with its left-side front bumper.
The DPS has not given further details of the crash and has not indicated what charges may be filed against the driver at fault in the case.