A Border Patrol agent who was helping to divert traffic off I-37 then was struck by a vehicle and also was injured, according to Live Oak County Sheriff Larry Busby.
Dustin Clark, 40, of San Antonio, was the driver of the plumbing truck, a white 2006 Chevrolet, that rolled over at 5:42 p.m.
Clark was all right after the truck righted itself in the median.
However, his 20-year-old passenger, Cameron Taylor, also of San Antonio, had a large laceration to the head and had to be transported by HALO flight to Spohn Memorial in Corpus Christi.
The George West Volunteer Fire Department responded to the scene and secured a landing zone for the helicopter.
Border Patrol Agent Jorge Guerra was helping to divert traffic at the accident’s scene. He was directing a tractor-trailer off the highway.
Behind the trailer rig was a 1996 Ford. The 64-year-old driver, Samuel Ruble, couldn’t see around the rig and moved to the right where Guerra was conducting traffic.
Ruble didn’t see Guerra and the vehicle struck Guerra throwing him quite a distance, according to Busby.
Guerra also was transported by helicopter – AirLife – to University Hospital in San Antonio.
The Swinney Switch Volunteer Fire Department responded to Guerra’s accident.
Busby said Guerra appeared to be OK.
“It didn’t appear it would require surgery,” Busby said.
According to Busby, Guerra sustained a fractured tailbone, and would be in the hospital for a couple of days.