Wrong Way Accident on Highway 6

By: Breanne Muldrow & CSPD Email
By: Breanne Muldrow & CSPD Email

5:27pm Update:
Highway 6 northbound lanes have been reopened.

3:22pm Update:

The drivers of the vehicles have been identified as:

Dodge Stratus Driver – Jason Matthew Maines, 17 years old, College Station Resident

Tractor/Trailer Driver – Larry Majewski, 41 years old, Bellville resident

In addition, to clarify, the BCSO deputy did follow the Dodge. However, due to public safety concerns, he followed by traveling southbound on the southbound side of Highway 6.

We expect the northbound lanes of Highway 6 South to remain closed for approximately one more hour. We will notify you when the highway has been reopened.

3pm Update: CSPD Press Release

At approximately 7:30 AM, officers with the College Station Police Department responded to a major accident in the 4000 block of State Highway 6 South. During their preliminary investigation, officers learned that a deputy with the Brazos County Sheriff’s Office had attempted to make contact with the driver of a Dodge Stratus that was stopped at a green light at the intersection of Deacon Drive and Texas Avenue. The deputy walked up to the vehicle and knocked on the driver’s window of the Stratus as it was stopped at the green light. The driver of the Stratus, appeared to wake up and upon seeing the deputy at his window, fled south on Highway 6 on the northbound side of the highway. The deputy did not pursue the vehicle on the northbound side of the highway.

As the Stratus neared the 4000 block of Highway 6 South he struck a tractor trailer carrying a load of hay. The impact with the tractor trailer was head on and caused the rig and its load to catch on fire. The driver of the tractor trailer was able to escape from the rig before it caught on fire.

Both drivers were transported to the College Station Medical Center with incapacitating injuries. The driver of the Dodge Stratus is a 17 year old male and he is currently in surgery. The injuries suffered by the driver of the tractor trailer, while incapacitating, appear to be non life threatening.

The identities of the drivers are not being released at this time. This accident is currently under investigation by the College Station Police Department Criminal Investigation Division and the Traffic Unit.

The northbound lanes of State Highway 6 South (including the feeder road) will remain closed to traffic for approximately 2-3 more hours as the fire department works to put out the burning hay and debris is cleared from the roadway.

11:15 A.M. UPDATE:

College Station police say around 7:30 a.m. the 17-year-old driver a Dodge Stratus has been taken The College Station Medical Center and is undergoing surgery.

Police have confirmed the Dodge was traveling the wrong way on the northbound feeder of Highway 6 near Rock Prairie Road and collided head-on with an 18-wheeler carrying a load of hay.

Sometime after the impact, the hay truck caught fire. The driver of the 18-wheeler has also been taken to The Med with non-life threatening injuries.

The hay continues to burn and authorities say the roadway will remain closed for two to three more hours.

College Station police continue to investigte the crash.

Stay tuned to kbtx.com and News 3 for further updates.

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UPDATE:

Rhonda Seaton with the College Station Police Department has confirmed that one person has been transported to a local hospital.

The condition or types of injuries the person suffered remains unknown.

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The College Station Police Department is on the scene of a major accident that happened early Saturday morning and has a portion of Highway 6 closed in the area of Rock Prairie Road.

The northbound feeder of Highway 6 is closed between William D. Fitch and Rock Prairie.

Highway 6 southbound is closed at Rock Prairie but the feeder road is open.

Motorists are asked to avoid the area and find alternate routes.

Police are also urging motorists to use extreme caution as there is heavy fog in the area. At this time, the cause of the wreck is unknown and any details regarding any injuries have not become available.

A crew is on the scene and updates will be available on kbtx.com and later on News 3.


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