On Monday afternoon, two vehicle wrecks occurred within a few hours and within close proximity. The first wreck happened a little before 2 p.m. on US 69 southbound near Cooks Lake Road. The car appeared to roll over several times. Any injuries that may have been sustained are unknown at this time.
Just a few hours later, another vehicle was headed southbound on US 69 and appeared to wreck right after the overpass that crosses Keith Road.
Many people took to social media making comments about that specific stretch of road and sharing stories of their own vehicle accidents when the road is wet from rain. Some claim that the lack of drainage on that area of US 69 may be a factor in accidents while others stated that drivers should slow down when it is raining. A few people commented that they avoid that area completely and take the access road to get past it.
Sarah Dupre with Texas Department of Transportation stated, “We do have a project that will go out for bids this September. The project is to improve drainage beginning about half a mile north of Pine Island Bayou to one mile north. The project includes installing additional drain inlets along the concrete median as well as improving the skid value on the surface of the main lanes. The project will take approximately six months to complete.”