High Speed Blamed For Rollover Accident in Arkansas

December 21, 2006 6:03 PM CST

A mid-afternoon single vehicle rollover on Interstate 30 left five members of a family injured Wednesday. The accident near the 22 mile marker on I-30, between Hope and Fulton, initially involved a pickup truck and a van allegedly was caused by the pickup’s driver driving too fast for road conditions, according to an Arkansas State Police report.

According to ASP Trooper Chris Lynch, 21 year old Sergio Alergia, returning to Mexico from Pennsylvania, was going too fast for conditions and clipped a van which was being towed behind a recreational vehicle. The RV driver, from Tennessee, and passengers were not injured, Lynch said. After clipping the van, Lynch said Alergia’s vehicle ran onto the shoulder of the road, came back onto the pavement and flipped over twice.

Lynch said Alergia, his sister, Cesilia Alergia, 22; his brother-in-law, Jose Rezendiz, 22; a two-year old girl, Judy Rezendiz; and an eight-month-old boy, Jose Antonio, were in the truck. All were transported to St. Michael’s Hospital in Texarkana, with the brother-in-law in stable condition and the eight-month old child was initially listed in critical condition with severe head trauma, according to Lynch. He said the boy was listed in stable condition Thursday morning. The families had been living in North Wells, Pennsylvania, and were traveling back to Mexico for Christmas. Alergia was cited for driving too fast for road conditions and having no driver’s license, Lynch said. Source:http://www.hopestar.com/articles/2006-12-21/news/news2.txt

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