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No injuries, but 1 arrest, in wreck

By Brian Knox | Published Saturday, November 9, 2013

A Poolville man was arrested for driving while intoxicated after he caused a three-vehicle wreck Thursday night near Cottondale.

Department of Public Safety Trooper Beau Bridgeman said Makaylyn Wolff, 17, of Springtown was stopped in the northbound lane of Farm Road 51 waiting to turn left onto Farm Road 2123 around 6:40 when her sport utility vehicle was struck from behind by a pickup driven by Casey Doyle Smith, 44, of Poolville.

Close Call

CLOSE CALL – Despite being hit by two different vehicles, a Springtown teen in this sports utility vehicle was not injured in Thursday’s wreck. Messenger photo by Joe Duty

The impact pushed Wolff’s vehicle into the southbound lane of FM 51 where it was struck a second time by a southbound pickup driven by Jordan Crittenden, 26, of Springtown.

Meanwhile, Smith’s pickup ran off the road and through a fence on the west side of the roadway.

Two ambulances, a rescue vehicle, Boyd and Cottondale fire departments and numerous law enforcement agencies responded to the scene. It was initially feared that several people were injured in the wreck, but amazingly no one was seriously hurt. No one was even transported to a hospital.

Smith was taken to the Wise County Jail and charged with driving while intoxicated. He remained in jail with bail set at $2,500 Friday afternoon.

The wreck had FM 51 shut down for about an hour and down to one lane for about another half-hour as the scene was cleared.

Arrested

ARRESTED – Casey Doyle Smith is placed under arrest for driving while intoxicated by Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Tim Murphy at the scene of Thursday’s wreck. Messenger photo by Joe Duty

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