Three separate wrecks leave one in hospital, cause major delays

Law enforcement and EMS responded to three separate car wrecks early Thursday morning near the Formosa Plastics plant in Point Comfort.

The first accident occurred at 5:30 a.m. when the driver of a Dodge pickup truck ran into the back end of an 18-wheeler as the semi was turning left into Gate 2 at Formosa Plastics, according to Sgt. Ruben San Miguel with Texas Department of Public Safety.

San Miguel says they are still investigating what caused 20-year-old Zane Michael Strickland, of Edna, to crash his 2002 Dodge pickup truck into the rear end of a 2007 truck tractor that was towing a semi-trailer driven by 40-year-old Kelvin John Mesa, of Spring.

Strickland was flown from the scene to Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston in a helicopter, and is currently in stable condition.

Mesa sustained no injuries.

Two smaller accidents also occured Thursday morning. One on the Causeway Bridge, and the other on Texas Highway 1593 north of the first crash.

Traffic was delayed for several hours, but San Miguel says no injuries were reported in the additional two minor wrecks.