DPS: I-20W in Gregg County re-opened after wreck

DPS: I-20W in Gregg County re-opened after wreck
(Source: KLTV Staff)
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Crews respond to a Wednesday morning wreck on Interstate 20 West in Gregg County. (Source: Longview Fire Department)
Crews respond to a Wednesday morning wreck on Interstate 20 West in Gregg County. (Source: Longview Fire Department)

GREGG COUNTY, TX (KLTV) - Interstate 20 West in Gregg County has re-opened after a multi-vehicle wreck delayed traffic Wednesday morning.

Debris from the wreck has been removed. Traffic is again moving but was temporarily backed up from Highway 31 all the way to Eastman Road.

The wreck occurred at mile marker 589 on I-20W, just before the Highway 31 exit in Gregg County.

According to Texas Department of Public Safety troopers, officials were responding to a report of a submerged vehicle at the time of the crash.

Troopers say that from a preliminary assessment, they believe traffic began to slow as emergency vehicles and a dive team responded to the scene. An 18-wheeler ran into the back of RV, resulting in a chain reaction. At least four vehicles were involved in the crash.

Injuries have been reported.

DPS troopers also say they determined that no one was in the submerged vehicle and they later learned that the driver became stuck in the mud and their vehicle later washed down the creek.

Wednesday afternoon, Longview Fire Department released a statement on the crash.

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