There were two more major accidents, including one fatal accident, this past weekend on State Highway 35, north of Holiday Beach. Both accidents occurred just south of the Cavasso Creek bridge.
A head on collision between two pickup trucks Wednesday, June 19 claimed the lives of two people. That accident occurred just north of the Cavasso Creek bridge.
Few details were made available about the two accidents this past weekend as of press deadline Monday. The Department of Public Safety (DPS) is investigating both accidents.
According to DPS Sergeant Nathan Brandley, the first accident occurred on Friday, June 28 a little after 10 p.m. when the driver of a Lexus, northbound on the highway, veered for unknown reasons into the southbound lane, striking a Chevrolet pickup towing a Big Tex trailer, which was loaded with another trailer and two personal watercraft.
Brandley reported the driver of the Lexus, who was ejected and pronounced dead at the scene, had been drinking.
The Lexus came to rest on the northbound shoulder, facing north.
The pickup and trailer came to rest in the ditch on the southbound side of the highway, facing south.
The driver of the pickup was flown by HALO-Flight to Christus Spohn Shoreline.
No further information, including the names of those injured/killed, has been released.
On Sunday, June 30, shortly after 5 a.m., an accident between a motorcycle and another vehicle sent the motorcycle driver to the hospital in critical condition.
It occurred very near the location of the June 28 accident.
No further details were available as of press deadline.