I-20 Accidents Leave Several Injured and One Dead

People were driving through lots of danger on Interstate 20 on Monday.

In the morning, one man lost his life in a two car accident near the Lavender Road exit off of I-20 in Smith County. A second person in this wreck was injured and taken to a local hospital, the extent of those injuries is not yet known. For now, no names have been released.

There was also a five to seven car pile-up in Smith County between Barber and Lavender Road. The Eastbound traffic slowed to a crawl and Westbound lanes were completely shutdown starting at mile marker 575.

Workers from Tex-Dot were on scene, working to clear the roads and had both lanes open and moving again in just a few hours.