Students, teachers injured in accident

photos by Claire Whelan/Times Record News

One passenger stands in the back of a Vernon ISD pickup while another talks to a police officer Wednesday. The truck was pulling a horse trailer and was involved in an accident on U.S. Highway 25 in the vicinity of Lake Kickapoo.

Passengers and witnesses at the scene of an accident Wednesday check damage to a Vernon FFA trailer. The Vernon ISD truck pulling the trailer ran off the road.

    A one-vehicle accident Wednesday morning on U.S. 25 near Mankins sent five Vernon residents to a Wichita Falls hospital for treatment.

    Kyle Myers, an agricultural science teacher at Vernon High School, was admitted to the hospital with what were believed to be non-life threatening injuries, according to Vernon ISD Supt. Tom Woody. He was not able to release the extent of Myers’ injuries.

    Three students and agricultural science teacher Jenny Hunter were treated and released, according to the superintendent.

    A 2007 Chevrolet double cab pickup pulling a stock trailer was involved in the accident. The group was on the way to Jacksboro to pick up livestock show animals for their show projects when the pickup hit a patch of water and hydroplaned, according to investigators at the scene.

    The vehicle left the road and hit an embankment. Woody said he had been told it had extensive damage.

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