Two 18-wheelers involved in I-20 wreck; 1 hospitalized
POSTED: Monday, March 18, 2013 - 7:30pm
UPDATED: Thursday, March 21, 2013 - 10:41am
Tyler, Tx (KETK) — 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.