COLLEGE STATION POLICE DEPARTMENT
July 9, 2014 - News: Major Crash
On July 9, 2014 at approximately 1311 hrs, the College Station Police Department received a report of a major crash in the 4200 blk of Earl Rudder Freeway South involving multiple vehicles. Upon arrival officers determined that the entire roadway on northbound Earl Rudder Freeway needed to be shut down and traffic was diverted onto the northbound feeder road at William D. Fitch.
Initial investigation at the scene revealed that the crash involved a total of three vehicles and that the following events took place. A 2008 Volvo 18 wheel tractor/trailer driven by a 57 year old Temple man was northbound in the 4200 blk of Earl Rudder Freeway in the outside lane and began to slow for traffic in front of it. The Volvo was directly in front of a 2005 Chevrolet SUV driven by a 22 year old Navasota woman, who also began to slow. Also in the 2005 Chevrolet were three passengers; a 13 year old female, a 16 year old female, and a 6 year old female (all from Navasota).
While the Volvo and the Chevrolet were slowing in the outside lane, the driver of the Chevrolet noticed a 2001 Ford pick-up truck rapidly approaching from behind her, also in the outside lane. The driver of the Chevrolet took evasive action into the inside northbound lane, but was struck on the back of the vehicle at the same time that the Ford pick-up truck struck the rear of the Volvo and trailer.
Due to the extensive damage to the Ford and the multiple vehicles involved, the northbound roadway of Earl Rudder Freeway was shut down to traffic while the crash scene was worked and the parties involved were tended to. The driver and only occupant of the Ford, a 22 year old San Antonio male, had to be extricated from the vehicle by College Station Fire Department personnel and he was transported to a local medical facility for treatment of incapacitating injuries. As of this time he is undergoing medical treatment and there is no further information as to his condition.
Member of the College Station Police Department Traffic Unit and Criminal Investigations Division Crime Scene Unit responded to begin a more thorough investigation to determine the events that led to this crash. The roadway of northbound Earl Rudder Freeway was shut down until approximately 1710 hrs while this was being performed.
The safety of our community does not have borders. It is the goal of every law enforcement agency to protect the citizens that we serve. Be the eyes and ears of your police department. When you see suspicious activity contact the College Station Police Department at 979-764-3600 or the Texas A&M University Police Department at 979-845-2345; contact the Bryan Police Department or the Brazos County Sheriff’s Office at 979-361-3888. Together we can make a difference in our community.
Questions regarding this news release may be directed to:
Lt. Chuck Fleeger, Public Information Officer
College Station Police Department
2611 Texas Avenue
College Station, Texas 77840
Office Phone: (979) 764-3613
Cell Phone (979) 987-1096
Department Phone: (979) 764-3600