Three People Sent to Hospital After Two-Vehicle Crash on Highway 277


Passengers of a Cadillac involved in a major motor vehicle crash on Highway 277, just north of Duff Road and south of Christoval, are being extracted from the vehicle and loaded into ambulances this morning.

The crash involves two black  four-door passenger cars, the second of which is a Volkswagen.

No word as to the extent of the injuries of the persons involved in the crash has of yet been released, however the driver of the Cadillac has been extracted and loaded into an ambulance, which is now on its way back to San Angelo. As of 10:45 a.m., first responders were working to extract the passenger of the vehicle, who is located on the impact side.

Traffic on 277 is down to one lane, with the northbound lane of traffic closed off. TxDPS officers, deputies from the Tom Green County Sheriff's Office, Christoval Volunteer Fire Department and a San Angelo Fire Rescue unit are on scene, along with Medics 1 and 10.

The Volkswagen is situated in the roadway on the east side. The Cadillac is on the west side of the highway pointing east.

Update 11:30 a.m.

Texas DPS Trooper Shawn Baxter released information on the crash this morning in a press release, which states that four individuals were injured in the wreck. 

According to the release, Kerry Mark Rossen, 54 of Bronte, was driving a Volkswagen Jetta southbound on US 277 in a construction zone behind a Cadillac CTS driven by 43-year-old Ricardo Cortijo of San Angelo. 

Cortijo had stopped on the roadway at a flagman, where the the roadway had been reduced to one lane due to construction. Rosson, distracted, did not see that Cartijo had stopped and continued driving, colliding with the rear end of the Cadillac and causing it to spin counterclockwise off the west side of the road before coming to rest in the bar ditch.

Rosson's vehicle spun clockwise after the collision, and came to a rest facing north in the northbound lane of 277.

Two passengers in the Cadillac, as well as the driver, were transported to Shannon with non-incapacitating injuries. Rosson was treated on scene by medics. He was cited for failure to control speed.

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"colliding with the rear end of the Jetta"?... Is it Rosson or Rossen driving the Jetta that collided into the rear end of the Cadillac driven by Cortijo or Cartijo?
Must have been looking at livestock(: Lucky no one was hurt or worse. Maybe he got a ticket for being. distracted);

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