POSTED: Thursday, October 11, 2012 - 11:13am
UPDATED: Thursday, October 11, 2012 - 2:29pm
Update: Longview Police have identified the person who died in this wreck as Brenda Ann Scheid, 52, of Gilmer. The driver of the other vehicle involved in the initial collision has been identified as Richard Townsend. Townsend had minor injuries and was transported to the hospital.
The third driver involved is Guy Malcom Reed, 49, of Gilmer. He was not injured.
Longview Police have confirmed one death in a three-vehicle wreck on Loop 281 near the intersection with Birdsong in Longview.
Another person has been transported to the hospital.
Police say the wreck happened during the 7:00 am hour, when a truck crossed over into incoming traffic, hitting one vehicle. A third vehicle stopped due to the wreck and rolled down a hill, crashing, after the driver forgot to put the parking brake on.
The scene is expected to be cleaned up by 10:00 am. Traffic is currently down to one eastbound lane, and the westbound lanes are closed at Birdsong. You should avoid the area if possible.
KETK will bring you more details as they become available.