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2007-09-27

Couple from Sunshine State OK after wreck

By David Arny

A retired Florida couple’s vacation in the Texas Hill Country was cut short when their 2004 Dodge Ram pickup truck collided with a Mitsubishi sport utility vehicle on Highway 173 North at Lower Mason Creek Road recently.

According to a report, the mid-morning crash occurred Friday, Sept. 21, when 19-year-old Pipe Creek resident Brylie Suarez attempted to turn south on Highway 173 from Lower Mason Creek Road. Thomas and Jewell Morse, of Pinetta, Fla., were traveling northbound and were unable to avoid striking the Mitsubishi broadside with the front left bumper of their vehicle.

Suarez was uninjured, possibly due in part to both dashboard airbags deploying upon impact. Thomas Morse was transported to Sid Peterson Memorial Hospital in Kerrville by Bandera County EMS and treated for minor injuries. He was released later that afternoon.
Suarez was issued a citation for failure to yield right of way.