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Emergency responders including the Dilley Volunteer Fire Department, the Dilley Police Department, the Frio County Sheriff’s Office and an ambulance crew were dispatched shortly after 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 6, to an accident scene a short distance north of the FM 117 overpass on IH-35 to find that the driver of a box track traveling north on the interstate had failed to control his speed or change lanes when approaching the rear of a slow-moving work convoy of vehicles whose crews were engaged in highway maintenance. Officers indicated that the box truck struck a work truck with sufficient force to crush its front end and cab and then tear open the cargo box while the two vehicles were moving alongside eachother on the highway side shoulder. The trucks were locked together as they plowed off the paved roadway and onto the median, where they came to rest near the highway access ramp from FM 117. No serious injuries were reported from the crash; both drivers were treated locally for abrasions and lacerations. Responders noted that they believe the incident marks the fourth in the past year in which a traveler has collided with a work convoy, and the second since late April along the same stretch of interstate. Law enforcement agencies and the transportation department are reminding drivers that traffic laws require all motorists to slow down by at least 20 miles per hour and change lanes whenever possible when approaching any slow-moving or parked emergency responers, officers, or maintenance vehicles using their hazard lights. (CURRENT Photo: Marc Robertson)