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Accident on Hwy 271 sends trucker to hospital

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The car spun off the road after hitting the 18-wheeler. (Source: KLTV staff) The car spun off the road after hitting the 18-wheeler. (Source: KLTV staff)
SMITH COUNTY, TX (KLTV) -

An accident on Highway 271 in Smith County landed the driver of an 18-wheeler in the hospital on Thursday morning.

According to authorities, an 18-wheeler was pulling onto the highway and merging into traffic. A woman changed lanes to go around him and lost control of her car, which spun around and hit the front of the 18-wheeler before spinning off the road.

 The driver of the 18-wheeler was transported to the hospital with unknown injuries.

 Authorities say weather was a factor in the accident.

 Highway 271 is open, but traffic is moving slowly through the area.

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