Crash closes Hwy. 97 midday

Truck driver charged with intoxication assault


A major collision was reported at approximately 2:30 p.m. Tuesday on Hwy. 97 just south of the Saturn community.

An Enterprise box truck was traveling south when Texas Department of Public Safety troopers said its driver, Nicholas Doualis, 25, of San Antonio, rounded a curve at a high rate of speed and skidded into a red four-door truck headed north, driven by Krystal Hastings of Gonzales. A 4-year-old passenger in the truck was treated at the scene while Hastings was life flighted to University Hospital in San Antonio.

Doualis was taken into custody and was charged with intoxication assault, a felony of the third degree.