By Alexandria Randolph
Two men sustained non-life-threatening injuries Thursday morning after a crash on the Lampasas River bridge west of Kempner, a Texas Department of Public Safety trooper said.
At 6:40 a.m., emergency responders were called to a collision between two pickup trucks at the river crossing on U.S. Highway 190.
DPS Trooper IV Mark Owens said the collision likely occurred due to hydroplaning during heavy rainfall.
Owens said a white 2008 Chevrolet Silverado, driven by 61-year-old Hyacinth St. Mark, was westbound on the highway in the outside lane, and a gray 2007 Dodge Dakota, driven by 56-year-old Harry Herndon, was eastbound in the outside lane.
St. Mark lost control of his vehicle on the slick roadway and crossed over the roadway into Herndon’s lane, Owens said.
The Chevrolet crossed four lanes of traffic and collided with the Dodge pickup.
Both vehicles struck the concrete bridge railing.
Both drivers sustained what Owens called "non-incapacitating injuries" and were transported by Acadian Ambulance Service to AdventHealth Central Texas hospital in Killeen.
Some vehicle fluids spilled from the bridge into the riverbed as a result of the collision, Owens said.
Dispatch officers contacted a hazardous materials company to assist in the clean-up.