Midday wreck

Eight people were involved in a five-vehicle collision midday Thursday at the intersection of U.S. 180 East and Garrett Morris Parkway/FM Road 1821 North. Three were taken to hospitals, two by air ambulance.

Mineral Wells police say a midday, multiple-vehicle crash at one of the city's busiest intersections remains under investigation and charges could be forthcoming.

The collisions occurred about 12:21 p.m. Thursday at the intersection of U.S. Highway 180 and Garrett Morris Parkway (FM Road 1821). Five vehicles were involved with multiple injuries. Police, EMS and fire trucks responded. None of the injuries are believed to be life-threatening, according to an official.

Police said according to multiple witnesses, a small, gray four-door car was traveling east on U.S. 180 at a high rate of speed, running a red light at the intersection. The sedan collided with two vehicles crossing on Garrett Morris Parkway before striking a box truck and pickup at the intersection.

Witnesses told the Index the impacts sounded like "a bomb" going off and caused the pickup, a Chevrolet Silverado, to rise up off its front wheels. The two men in the truck were shaken but said they were not injured.

Police said both the driver and a passenger in the gray sedan were transported by air ambulance to a Fort Worth hospital with incapacitating injuries. Another driver had to be extricated from their vehicle and was taken by ground ambulance to Palo Pinto General Hospital with non-incapacitating injuries.

Five other persons were evaluated and released or declined medical attention at the scene, according to the report.

Recommended for you