HARKER HEIGHTS — Two people were taken to a hospital after a three-vehicle crash at the intersection of Modac Drive and West Central Texas Expressway on Wednesday morning.
The accident happened about 7:15 a.m. and involved a Ford Ranger and two cars — a Pontiac and a Hyundai, according to the Harker Heights Police Department, which is investigating the crash.
Police spokesman Sgt. Stephen Miller said the driver of the Pontiac may have fallen asleep at the wheel, and tapped the Hyundai, causing the Hyundai to t-bone the truck, flipping it upside down and causing significant damage.
“The investigating officer states the Pontiac was traveling eastbound on the inside lane of CTE,” Miller said. “The driver states he was drowsy, possibly dozed off a little.”
The right-rear of the Pontiac reportedly clipped the Hyundai in the center lane as the vehicles were approaching Modoc. The pickup was proceeding to make a right turn from Modoc onto CTE. The Hyundai then struck the pickup truck on the driver door, pushing the vehicle against the curb then fully over with the Hyundai partly on top of the pickup, according to the report.
According to Miller, the driver of the Pontiac pulled over on his own, farther up the road by Heights Drive.
The two passengers in the pickup truck were taken to Scott & White Medical Center in Temple.