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Pregnant woman trapped in car after rollover in Merkel

By Maggie Gaskill, Senior Producer, mgaskill@ktxs.com
Published On: Jul 15 2013 01:39:52 PM CDT
Updated On: Jul 15 2013 01:40:04 PM CDT
Merkel rollover
MERKEL, Texas -

A rollover accident on I-20 in Merkel trapped the sole occupant around 11 a.m. Monday.

Police on the scene tell KTXS a pregnant woman was driving by herself from South Carolina to New Mexico.

She was driving westbound on I-20 when she lost control of her vehicle, drove off the interstate to the access road, flipped, and landed in the Big Welding parking lot.

The woman was trapped inside her vehicle for some time. Paramedics took her to the hospital with several broken bones.

Authorities from Tye, Merkel, and the Taylor County Sheriff's Department responded to the accident.