Jane McCollough's 1993 Nissan slammed into a van that failed to yield right-of-way. Deputy Mark Dubose (left) and DPS Trooper Chris Stanbery investigate.
Failure to Yield Causes Accident, LEGGETT, July 28, 2010 - At approximately 3:35 pm on July 28, 2010, a white Chevy utility van driven by Antonio Salinas, 50, of Rosenberg, was north-bound on US-59 in Leggett. Salinas attempted a left turn onto FM-942 but failed to yield right-of-way to a south-bound gray 1993 Nissan Sentra driven by Jane Marie McCollough, 51, of Dickinson. McCollough's vehicle slammed into Salinas' van on the passenger's side sending the van off the road. Salinas steered the van into a backhoe that was parked off the road. McCollough's vehicle came to rest in the south-bound lanes of 59. Americare Ambulance Service was dispatched to the scene along with Deputy Mark Dubose and DPS Troopers Chris Stanbery, David Morris, and Sergeant Nita Bowen. Salinas was physically okay, but McCollough and her passenger were shaken up and treated at the scene by EMS Personnel. Two other passengers were two Dachshunds (both were physically okay). One south-bound lane was blocked during investigation and cleanup. A rollback wrecker from Riley Wrecker Service recovered both vehicles and they will be stored in Corrigan. Both parties had insurance. Salinas was issued a citation for failure to yield right-of-way to oncoming traffic from a left turn. The scene was cleared by 4:40 pm.
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Both of McCollough's airbags deployed.
Antonio Salinas' van came to rest against this backhoe (McCollough's car is visible in background).
Jane Marie McCollough and her passengers were physically okay.
Trooper Chris Stanbery issued Antonio Salinas a citation for failure to yield right-of-way.
Trooper David Morris speaks with Jane McCollough.
Both vehicles were recovered by Riley Wrecker Service.
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