Accident On Island Causes Delays and Kills A Family Pet

A Jeep and a small passenger car were involved in a major traffic accident at the intersection of South Padre Island Drive (Park Rd. 22) and Commodores (SH 361)  on the Island Monday evening. Reports are that one person was extricated from one of the vehicles.

One person was transported with a trauma alert to Bay Area Hospital with unknown injuries. Officials did confirm that a dog was ejected and killed on scene. Animal Control was called to assist.

The accident had traffic backed up briefly towards the JFK Causeway and along SH 361. The cause is still under investigation.