UPDATE: Two people thrown from vehicles in separate ETX wrecks
UPSHUR COUNTY — UPDATE (Friday): According to the Upshur County Sheriff's Office, a person was riding in the back of a truck bed and was thrown from the vehicle in the initial wreck at FM 2685 and Evergreen Road .
The individual suffered minor injuries and is expected to recover.
ORIGINAL STORY (Thursday): At least two people were ejected in two separate car wrecks in Upshur County on Thursday afternoon.
Officials in Upshur County and the City of Gilmer were dispatched to the first wreck at 3:48pm at the intersection of FM 2685 and Evergreen Rd., just south of Gilmer.
Gilmer Fire officials tell KETK, they arrived on scene in just enough time assist with a landing zone for an emergency helicopter in the middle of FM 2685, and then were immediately called to another ejection accident within the city limits of Gilmer.
That call came in at 4:09, only 20 minutes after the first wreck.
It was on Cherokee Trace in Gilmer.
At least one person was ejected in this wreck, but received minor injuries.
Officials were not able to release whether anyone was injured in the initial wreck.