Speeding, no seat belts lead to injuries in overnight rollover

One patient suffered multiple fractures, minor brain bleed



Contributions from JESSIE HORTON


STEPHENVILLE (November 7, 2015) — A one-car rollover in Morgan Mill just after 1 a.m. Saturday resulted in injuries to all three occupants, and one was still in surgery as of 10 a.m. according to information from Texas Department of Public Safety Senior Information Officer Dub Gilliam.

Back seat passenger Payson Brumbelow, 18 of Snyder, suffered arm and leg fractures and a minor brain bleed, but is expected to survive, according to the report. Brumbelow first transported to the Stephenville hospital by ambulance, then to a Fort Worth hospital by helicopter.

Driver Jacob Spencer, 18 of Blanco, New Mexico, and front seat passenger Cooper Hatley, 17 of Hermleigh, were taken by ambulance to the Stephenville hospital. They were treated and released.



Spencer was traveling north on US Highway 281 at a high rate of speed and “took a faulty evasive action to avoid a slower vehicle also traveling north,” according to the report. “The driver overcorrected several times, eventually leaving the roadway to the east and rolling the vehicle twice, striking a pipe fence. All three occupants were ejected, none were wearing seat belts.”

Texas DPS, Erath County Volunteer Fire & Rescue, Erath EMS and Morgan Mill Volunteer Fire Department responded to the scene, reported to be just in front of the Morgan Mill post office at the intersection of Hwy 281 and County Road 173.


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