Two accidents in Howard County send several to the hospital

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

A couple of accidents in Howard County on Sunday has left several people in the Scenic Mountain Medical Hospital.

Troopers tell NewsWest Nine the first accident happened around 3:20 Sunday afternoon.

They say it all started when Beronica Murguia lost control of her Ford pickup as she was heading eastbound on I-20 not too far from the Mitchell County line.

The flatbed trailer connected to the her Ford pickup became disattached, and she ended up losing control of her pickup.

One child in the vechicle was flown to Covenant Children's Hospital in Lubbock.

The other four in the pickup went to Scenic Mountain Medical Hospital in Big Spring.

Troopers say this accident caused traffic to back up on I-20, and a second accident happened several mile markers down about 30 minutes later.

They say a truck driver failed to stop in time, and hit another car from behind.

Multiple people from that accident have also been transported to Scenic Mountain Medical Hosptial in Big Spring.