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Two transported by air ambulance after one-vehicle rollover on U.S. 180 on Friday afternoon

Two transported by air ambulance after one-vehicle rollover on U.S. 180 on Friday afternoon
November 13
21:02 2020

By Tony Pilkington and Carla McKeown/Breckenridge Texan

Traffic on U.S. Highway 180 West was blocked for about an hour and a half Friday afternoon, Nov. 13, following a major wreck at the highway’s intersection with FM 2231. Two Air Evac helicopters landed on the highway and transported crash victims to the hospital.

The wreck occurred at about 2:10 p.m. when the driver of an eastbound white Chevrolet Tahoe swerved to avoid a crash with another eastbound vehicle that allegedly pulled into the Tahoe’s lane, according to officials at the scene. The Tahoe, with the driver and four passengers, flipped over and came to rest on its side.

According to officials at the scene, the other vehicle allegedly involved in the incident did not stop and the occupants of that vehicle might not have known about the wreck.

The Stephens County Sheriff’s Office, Breckenridge Police Department, Breckenridge Fire Department, Texas Department of Public Safety, AMR ambulance service and Air Evac air ambulance service responded to the scene.

In addition to the two crash victims transported by Air Evac, another victim was transported to Stephens Memorial Hospital by private vehicle as a precautionary measure.

The names of those involved in the accident have not been released at this time. This story will be updated when an official report is released.

Breckenridge Police Officer Brandon Berkley directs traffic at the scene of an accident on U.S. Highway 180 Friday afternoon. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)

Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Jose Astello marks the scene of the accident during the investigation into Friday’s wreck. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)

Curtis Duggan with CD Wrecker Service sweeps up debris from the wreck before towing the vehicle from the scene of the accident. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)

Cutline, top photo: One of two Air Evac helicopters called to the scene of a wreck Friday afternoon lands in the middle of U.S. Highway 180 West at the intersection with FM 2231. Two of the five people in a Chevy Tahoe that overturned on the highway were transported by helicopter to the hospital. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)

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