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I-30 Eastbound reopened after fatal rollover

BOWIE COUNTY, TX (KSLA) -

Three people are dead after a single-vehicle accident in Bowie County, Texas Monday morning.

Texas Department of Public Safety officials say it happened around 6:30 a.m. on I-30 Eastbound just outside of Hooks. Officials say a truck heading back from Mexico to Indiana ran off the road and when the driver re-entered the road the truck flipped over. Seven people were inside the truck at the time of the accident.

Officials say several people in the truck were ejected. Three people including one child were pronounced dead at the scene. At least three other people were taken to area hospitals, one of them in critical condition.

DPS officials say they believe the driver of the truck may have fallen asleep.

The eastbound lane of I30 was shut down while crews cleared the scene. It has since reopened.

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