Maverick County Sheriff's Office(PRESS RELEASE)-September 5, 2014
County deputies were dispatched to the intersection of FM 1021(EL Indio Highway) and Loop 480 in regards to a motor vehicle accident Friday morning, at approximately 12:06 AM. Deputies arrived at the scene to make contact with Jose Hernandez, the driver of a 2007 Blue Dodge Ram pickup, who was traveling northwest on FM1021 when both of his rear tires blew out. A 2013 purple Ford Fiesta also traveling northwest on FM1021 was struck by one of the tires. Petra Antonia Jimenez stated she could not see the tire until it was in her immediate sight and had difficulty breaking because of the west surface. The impact caused her to swerve into the middle lane of FM 1021. Both parties refused medical attention at the time of the accident.