One person was injured in a two vehicle auto accident that occurred shortly after 8:00 on Thursday morning on the west side of Jasper.

The crash occurred at the intersection of West Houston Street and Farm to Market Road 777, when a vehicle owned by Jasper County, which was transporting inmates to a work detail, struck a Ford Mustang.

Officers at the scene said it appeared that the 2000 Chevrolet, which was westbound on Houston Street, was attempting to turn south on FM-777, when it struck the 2003 Ford Mustang, which was eastbound on Houston, when the crash occurred.

The accident happened during a period of heavy fog, when the visibility at the Jasper County Airport was being measured at less than a quarter of a mile.

The driver of the Ford, 53 year old Kathy Williams of of Zavalla was trapped in the vehicle and had to be rescued by the volunteers of the Jasper Fire Department, who used the Jaws of Life to free her from the wreckage. Williams was taken by ambulance to Christus Jasper Memorial Hospital, where she was at last word still undergoing treatment for her injuries.

The driver of the truck, Jasper County Sheriff's Deputy James Forse, 47, of Kirbyville and his two unidentified passengers, were not injured in the accident, which is being investigated by the Jasper Police Department.