Truck Hauling Gravel Overturns

Traffic was backed up this morning, as officers re-directed drivers past an accident scene and cleaned up spilled diesel fuel.

The wreck occured in Henderson County in the east-bound lane of Hwy 31. DPS troopers say a van pulled out in front of a semi-truck hauling gravel and sand. Troopers say the truck swerved to avoid the van, but hit the passenger side and turned over on the road.

The truck driver was airlifted to the hospital. The driver of the van and the five children inside were taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Julie Tam, reporting.