UPDATE: The San Angelo Police Department has issued a report on the domestic dispute turned multi-vehicle crash Tuesday morning on West Loop 306.
Police say that approximately 9 a.m., San Angelo Police were called to the 3800 block of West Loop 306 for a three-vehicle car crash with injuries.
During their traffic investigation, officers found that the collision stemmed from a domestic dispute between a boyfriend and girlfriend that were traveling in two separate vehicles but speaking to each by cellphone.
According to the release, at some point during the verbal altercation, the male, 20-year old Colton D. Beard, was driving a gray 2000 Chevrolet pickup truck and made several unsafe lane changes before he pulled in front of his girlfriend’s vehicle and slammed on his brakes.
Beard’s abrupt braking caused his 21-yearold girlfriend, driving a 2012 Mitsubishi Outlander, to apply her brakes in an attempt to avoid hitting Beard’s truck. The woman was traveling with her and Beard’s one-year old son.
Even though the truck and Outlander never collided, a white 2012 GMC Yukon Denali occupied by a 37-year old female driver and 23-month old child passenger, rear-ended the Outlander and a white 2011 Buick Enclave, occupied by a 38-year old female driver and her two-year-old son, rear-ended the Denali.
All of the occupants sustained non-incapacitating injuries as a result of the chain-reaction collision and were transported to nearby hospitals for treatment.
Beard fled the scene but was located later and arrested for reckless driving and two outstanding city warrants. He was transported to the Tom Green County Jail without incident and released a short time later after posting a $500 surety bond.
ORIGINAL STORY: A domestic dispute triggered a four-vehicle collision on the 3800 block of West Loop 306 Tuesday morning.
According to San Angelo Police Department Traffic Investigator Ed Hunger, the drivers of a gray Chevrolet pickup truck and a blue Mitsubishi Outlander were involved in a domestic dispute. The dispute somehow led to the drivers being on the loop.
No information was available regarding the cause of the dispute at the time of the police statement.
Police say the driver of the gray pickup pulled in front of the Outlander and slammed on the brakes. That caused the Outlander’s driver to hit the brakes to avoid a collision with the pickup.
In a chain of events, a white Buick Enclave then rear-ended a white GMC Yukon Denali and knocked it into the Outlander.
The driver of the gray pickup truck then left the scene. Although he left the scene, police know his identity and location. No information about his identity was given.
There were minor injuries to the occupants of the Outlander, Denali and Enclave. Two women and two children were transported to a local hospital.
No further information is available as the incident remains under investigation.