Two 18-wheelers involved in I-20 wreck; 1 hospitalized


POSTED: Monday, March 18, 2013 - 6:30pm

UPDATED: Thursday, March 21, 2013 - 9:41am

Emergency crews were dispatched to the scene of a major accident involving two 18-wheelers on the eastbound lanes of Interstate 20 Monday afternoon.

According to the Smith County Department of Public Safety, the crash took place at mile marker 559 near Jim Hogg Road around 3:30 p.m.

One of the semi trucks involved in the wreck was attempting to get back onto the interstate from the shoulder, when another 18-wheeler hit the vehicle from behind.

Traffic began flowing again at around 5:15 p.m.

The mangled 18-wheelers' company names could not be made out. One semi carrying apples read, "England ____." The full name is unknown.

No major injuries were reported. A man was taken by ambulance to a nearby hospital.


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I-20 in Smith County is as bad as Hwy. 31 in Smith County is. Get some more Highway Boys out there to slow the morons driving those 18 wheelers down! They drive like the highway is all theirs and you better not get in their way. Pull out in front of you and you better stop or be able to change lanes real quick.

Most of us "morons" are driving company fleet trucks that are speed limited at 65MPH or less, the independents are likely running at the speed limit that is now posted at 75MPH. I'm sorry thats too fast for you but its legal according to the state of Texas. As far as pulling out in front of you on the interstate goes, you must be referring to on-ramps. In that case, we have a lot of weight to get up to speed and limited time to do so. Your car is small and maneuverable. A luxury we lack.

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