By JESSIE HORTON
DUBLIN (January 29, 2019) – First responders from Dublin Fire Department, Dublin EMS, Erath County Sheriff’s Office, Erath County EMS, Cross Timbers First Responders and more were on scene at a crash on the loop in Dublin that sent three to area hospitals overnight.
According to preliminary reports from Texas Highway Patrol, Monday, January 28, at approximately 7:28 p.m., troopers were notified of a two-vehicle crash on State Highway 6 at the West Loop near Dublin.
Upon arrival, first responders found a 2011 Nissan Sentra, driven by Angel Escamilla, a 17-year-old male from Mineral Wells, was traveling south on the frontage road approaching a stop sign. A 2015 Dodge Ram 1500 pick-up truck, driven by Ronald Fleming, 53 of Montgomery, was traveling east on SH 6 approaching the Nissan Sentra. The driver of the Sentra failed to yield right of way to the Dodge and pulled out from the stop sign.
The Sentra was struck on the right passenger side by the front of the Dodge and pushed towards the east near the overpass. The Dodge traveled into the ditch and flipped end over end.
According to first responders on the scene, a local man, Kyle Lewis, came up on the accident, stopped to assist and began CPR on the female victim before EMS arrived, which “probably saved her life.”
The driver of the Sentra was transported to Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital in Stephenville where he was later taken by air ambulance to Harris Hospital in Fort Worth. The passenger in the Sentra – Celeste Billy, a 17-year-old female from Mineral Wells – was taken to John Peter Smith Hospital by air ambulance in serious condition. The driver of the Dodge was also taken by air ambulance to John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth in serious condition.
The driver of the Sentra was cited for Fail to Yield Right of Way Stop Sign.
No further information is available at this time.