Update: Two more victims identified in fatal Crockett wreck
POSTED: Tuesday, July 17, 2012 - 12:20pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, July 17, 2012 - 12:23pm
Crockett, Tx — Update Tuesday: More information has surfaced on the victims involved in yesterday's fatal wreck near Crockett.
According to the Houston County Courier, two of victim's involved were Farrell and Mildred Hooks. Farrell was flown to ETMC-Tyler with a head injury. Family members say he is talking and lucid. Mildred suffered only cuts and bruises.
The child flown to Children's Medical Center in Dallas has been identified as a three-year-old girl. Her name has not been released.
Update Monday: According to DPS, the man who was killed in the wreck has been identified as Teddy Chance of Milam.
A total of eight other people were injured, including a construction flagger for Pinton Construction, according to TXDOT. Three were flown via helicopter to Tyler and Dallas, and five others were taken to ETMC - Crockett.
The wreck happened when three passenger vehicles who were stopped at a construction zone were run over by the 18-wheeler carrying lumber. The lumber truck did not brake; investigators are working to find out why.
More information is expected to be released on Tuesday.
A four-vehicle wreck east of Crockett has killed one person and injured eight others.
The accident happened shortly before 11:00 a.m., one mile east of Crockett on Highway 7.
According to officials on the scene, one person has died and eight others were transported to hospitals in Crockett, Tyler and Dallas.
A tractor-trailer rig carrying lumber apparently ran over multiple vehicles, although officials are still trying to determine the cause.
One of the vehicles, a truck, was carrying a woman and her three daughters. They were transported to ETMC - Crockett.
Two helicopters landed at ETMC in Tyler, with one patient in each, according to KETK crews on the scene.
Another helicopter transported a child to Children's Medical Center in Dallas.