One flown to hospital after 4-vehicle crash on SH 21 in Caldwell County

Four-vehicle crash on State Highway 21 at Calder Road in Caldwell County on Monday, Dec. 11, 2017. (Caldwell County Office of Emergency Management)
Four-vehicle crash on State Highway 21 at Calder Road in Caldwell County on Monday, Dec. 11, 2017. (Caldwell County Office of Emergency Management)

CALDWELL COUNTY, Texas (KXAN) — One person had to be taken by medical helicopter to a hospital after a four vehicle crash on State Highway 21 in Caldwell County Monday night.

The Caldwell County Office of Emergency Management said the crash happened around 7:30 p.m. on SH 21 at Calder Road, which is a few miles southeast of Mustang Ridge.

In a Facebook post, the agency said three vehicles and one 18-wheeler were involved in the crash. The crash forced SH 21 to close to traffic for several hours.

One patient was taken via PHI Helicopter to the hospital.

Over the past few years, the stretch of SH 21 just west of SH 130 has been an area where drivers and homeowners have asked for changes to make it safer. People living along SH 21 are asking for the road to be widened, the speed limit lowered and adding signal lights. The Texas Department of Transportation has proposed the idea of a “Super 2” configuration, with alternating passing lanes and turn lanes on various sections of SH 21 from Caldwell County to the Bastrop County line.

Four-vehicle crash on State Highway 21 at Calder Road in Caldwell County on Monday, Dec. 11, 2017. (Caldwell County Office of Emergency Management)
Four-vehicle crash on State Highway 21 at Calder Road in Caldwell County on Monday, Dec. 11, 2017. (Caldwell County Office of Emergency Management)
Four-vehicle crash on State Highway 21 at Calder Road in Caldwell County on Monday, Dec. 11, 2017. (Caldwell County Office of Emergency Management)
Four-vehicle crash on State Highway 21 at Calder Road in Caldwell County on Monday, Dec. 11, 2017. (Caldwell County Office of Emergency Management)

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