3 injured in head-on collision

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Three people were taken to area hospitals following a collision on Texas 199 about a mile east of Farm Road 920 in far southwest Wise County Tuesday evening. The accident happened at 6 p.m. Department of Public Safety Trooper Patrick Alonzo said a passenger car driven by Shannon Nicole Edgar, 21, of Midland was eastbound on Texas 199 when she lost control and went into the opposite lane of traffic where she struck a westbound pickup truck driven by Gildardo Torres, 43, of Jacksboro head-on. The collision caused both vehicles to roll. Torres was able to exit his vehicle, which was briefly on fire. Fire departments from Boonsville and Salt Creek responded to help extricate Edgar and a passenger, Anthony Vance, 21, of Carrollton. Torres was taken to Wise Regional Health System in Decatur, Edgar was taken to John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth and Vance was taken to Harris Methodist Hospital in Fort Worth. Alonzo said Vance was critically injured while the two drivers had non-life-threatening injuries. Storms that rolled through around the time of the crash made the roads slick, which may have contributed to the wreck. Wise County EMS and an ambulance out of Springtown also responded along with the Wise County Sheriff’s Office.

199 wreck.6.24.14

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