One dead, two injured in accident at troubled intersection
A road intersection near Belmont was the scene of another fatal accident late Thursday afternoon, officials said.
State Highway 80 at FM 466 was closed after a passenger vehicle was struck by an 18-wheeler around5:15 p.m., Department of Public Safety officials said. One person in the passenger vehicle was injured and two others were taken by AirLIFE to San Antonio hospitals with undetermined injuries. Their conditions were not immediately available.
Investigators said that initial indications are that a small pickup failed to stop at a stop sign on FM 466 and was hit by the 18-wheeler traveling on Highway 80.
It is the fourth fatal accident at that intersection in just a matter of months. Gonzales County Commissioners Court in June requested a study from DPS about the feasability of making the intersection a four-way stop.
DPS, Gonzales County Sheriff’s Office, Belmont VFD and Gonzales EMS personnel responded to the scene.