18-wheeler spills scrapped cars over Lufkin loop

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - An 18-wheeler wreck has closed two parts of a major intersection in Lufkin while crews work to get scrapped cars off the highway.

Lufkin Police Officer John Davis said Jose Ortega Gayton of Porter was taking the Lufkin exit at U.S. 59 North on Loop 287 when he overturned, spilling several scrapped cars over the exit, around 9:20 a.m.

Davis said crews will probably spend the next few hours cleaning up the scene. The 59 exit, as well as the Loop 287 exit onto Timberland Drive, are closed.

Gayton was not injured.

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