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Rainy weather causes accident on Jolly overpass


Rain-slick roads caused an accident on the Jolly overpass Saturday afternoon.

Rain-slick roads caused a one-vehicle accident Saturday afternoon on the Hwy. 287 overpass in Jolly. Once the car was determined to be drivable, emergency workers moved from the highway to a parking lot to prevent another accident.

By 10 p.m., two more would spin out on the highway.

Michael Bryan Sutton, 37, of Henrietta, was northbound on Hwy. 287 when his car hydroplaned on the overpass crossing FM 2393 in Jolly. Sutton’s car, A 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix spun around, hitting the guardrail in two places. Sutton was not injured. The car suffered minor damage and the rail was not compromised.

One overpass of the overpass was closed for about 15 minutes. The accident was reported at about 5:30 p.m.

At 8:49, the driver of a Honda lost control in the north bound lanes if Hwy. 287 near Scaling Road. Less than an hour later, at about 9:25 p.m., a white slid off the road and into a light pole on Hwy. 287 northbound, north of Jolly. No injuries were reported in either accident.

Rains fell in Clay County and across north Texas and southern Oklahoma throughout the day.


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