Late night accident in Lufkin

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LUFKIN, TX (KTRE)   - Authorities believe wet roads may have played a role in a late night accident in Lufkin.  It happened just before 11 Monday night at the intersection of u-s highway 59 and college drive.

Lufkin police say an 18-wheeler slammed into a small Toyota car.  The driver of the rig tried to avoid the collision, but clipped a traffic- light- pole.  It was ripped from the ground and dragged hundreds of feet.

Emergency crews had to pull the driver of the Toyota from his car.  He was treated for minor injuries at a Lufkin hospital.  The driver of the 18-wheeler was not injured.

Crews spent several hours cleaning up debris from the wreck.  Police say no citations will be issued until they check red-light camera photos.  In the meantime, police say TX-DOT has placed cones and caution signs at the intersection.

We're told a stop sign will be used until the traffic light can be replaced.

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