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Five People Taken To Hospital After Saturday Night Accident

Saturday night, Tyler Police responded to a motor vehicle accident involving a tractor-trailer and two other vehicles at Loop 323 and Old Jacksonville Hwy. When police arrived, they noticed a Brookshire's tractor-trailer in the intersection with a ruptured fuel tank.  Two other vehicles were also damaged.

The intersection was closed for nearly two hours as the Tyler Fire Department Hazardous Materials Team secured the area. 

Police say a white Nissan Maxima was traveling east on Loop 323 and ran a red light.  The Nissan hit a Ford pickup, which was pushed into the side of the semi.  The pickup and the semi were traveling north on Old Jacksonville, about to turning east onto Loop 323. 

Five people were taken to local hospitals, but none of the injuries were life-threatening.  Srikanth Narra, driver of the Nissan, was ticketed for running the red light.  The intersection was re-opened for traffic last night around 10:30. 

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