Rainy Elizabeth Weems Injured in Accident at State Hwy 80 in Caldwell County, TX

September 5, 2023
Victim's Name(s)
Rainy Elizabeth Weems
Type of Accident
Commercial Truck
Alcohol/Drugs Suspected

Where it Happened

State Hwy 80 in Caldwell County, TX

Additional Information

Investigating Officer or Authority
Texas Department of Public Safety
Vehicles Involved
Honda Civic, Tractor-Trailer
State Hwy 80
Injuries Sustained

Serious injuries

Apparent/Alleged Cause of Accident

Honda Civic and a Tractor-Trailer were involved in a collision

What Happened

Area authorities are investigating a crash that injured a woman at State Hwy 80 in Caldwell County, TX on September 5th, 2023. Police say the incident happened around 6:08 a.m. According to investigators, a Honda Civic operated by 28-year-old Rainy Elizabeth Weems was northbound on County Rd 101, approaching the intersection with State Hwy 80. The vehicle is said to have possibly missed a red traffic signal, traveling into the intersection and colliding with a commercial truck that allegedly took faulty evasive action. The impact caused the Honda to spin into a turn lane while the commercial truck impacted another vehicle before catching fire. Officials say Weems was seriously injured while the driver of the other passenger vehicle, 56-year-old Thomas Downs, suffered non-life-threatening injuries. Additional information was not immediately available.

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