No injuries were suffered in a Sunday evening accident that caused major damage to two vehicles. The accident occurred at about 6:30 p.m. in the southbound lanes of Hwy. 287 near Klein Road, west of Henrietta.
First reported as a one car rollover with multiple injuries, first responders found no one to be hurt once arriving on the scene.
Carla Ruiz, 26, of Showlow, Ariz., was traveling south on Hwy. 287 in a 1997 Chevy Blazer. She was towing a 1994 Mazda pickup. Ruiz told investigating trooper Zach Ward that another vehicle passed her vehicle and then cut in front of her, causing her to hit the breaks. The vehicle in tow began to sway, causing her to lose control. As the Blazer spun out in the right median, the pickup became detached and rolled onto the railroad embankment.
According to Ward, 3-year-old child was in the vehicle, and was struck by a toy, but was unharmed. Ruiz was wearing a seatbelt and her child was buckled into a car seat.
Ruiz and her husband, who was driving another vehicle, also with a car in tow, were driving from Arizona to Arkansas, where he was supposed to start a new job on Monday.