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Two-car collision on U.S. 281 at Max Starcke Dam Road injures 6

FROM STAFF REPORTS

MARBLE FALLS — A driver told investigators he swerved to miss what he thought was a box in the roadway resulting in a two-car collision that sent six people to Austin-area hospitals Dec. 6, according to a Marble Falls police report.

The collision happened just after 7 p.m. that Saturday south of Max Starcke Dam Road in the 900 block of U.S. 281 south of Marble Falls.

One of the two vehicles involved in the collision was a 2004 Saturn mini-SUV. The other was a 2005 Honda Accord.

The occupants of the Honda — a 67-year-old man, a 58-year-old man, a 58-year-old woman and a 69 year-old woman, all of Austin — were injured when the driver of the vehicle collided with a second vehicle in on-coming traffic, the report stated.

“(The driver) told officers he was southbound in the outside lane … and swerved to miss what he thought was a box in the roadway,” Marble Falls Police Capt. Glenn Hanson said. “He lost control of the vehicle, and it veered left across the center lane, and coming northbound in the inside lane … was the Saturn SUV.”

Three passengers in the Honda were taken by helicopter to Austin-area facilities “with incapacitating injuries.” The driver was transported by ambulance.

Marble Falls Area EMS transported the occupants of the mini-SUV, two women ages 22 and 23 of Spicewood and Houston, to Lakeway Regional Medical Center with “less severe” injuries.

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