UPDATE: Woman killed, toddler flown to hospital following wreck near Kilgore
POSTED: Friday, August 3, 2012 - 2:29pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, October 10, 2012 - 10:41pm
Gregg County — According to Kilgore Police, the vehicle involved in the wreck was a white Chevrolet Tahoe.
Early investigation reports show that the SUV blew a tire, causing it to veer off the road and roll.
It was the only vehicle involved in the wreck.
The man, woman, and 3 year old child were the only people in the SUV.
The toddler was thrown from the vehicle.
Kilgore Police gave the child CPR until medics arrived.
The child was then flown to LSU Health in Shreveport.
The man who was in the car sustained only minor injuries, and was taken via ambulance to a Longview Hospital.
The woman died on scene.
Names have not been released at this time.
DPS is investigating the crash.
Information from Kilgore Police
A one-vehicle rollover that killed a woman Friday is believed to have been caused by a tire blowout.
It happened shortly before 3 p.m. on I-20 westbound, near Highway 42 in Gregg County.
According to the Kilgore Police Department, a man, woman and child were inside the SUV at the time of the crash. The ages of the victims are unknown.
The woman has been pronounced dead and the baby was flown to a Longview Hospital. Authorities could not tell KETK the condition of the man.
Both westbound lanes were shut down, but one has reopened to allow traffic through that was at a standstill.
DPS is still investigating the cause of the accident.
ORIGINAL REPORT: Interstate 20 westbound is currently closed at Highway 42 in Gregg County because of a wreck, according to DPS.
Details are limited at this time.
KETK has a crew on the scene and will bring you more information as it become available.