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2 dead in Smith County crash involving six 18-wheelers

Associated Press - September 30, 2008 5:55 AM ET

TYLER, Texas (AP) - At least two people are dead and a third is injured following a late night crash in East Texas involving six 18-wheelers and one car.

A dispatcher with the Department of Public Safety said Tuesday morning that eastbound Interstate 20 at exit 560 is shut down while emergency crews clear the wreckage and clean up fuel spills.

A spokesman with the Texas Department of Transportation told Tyler television station KLTV that cleanup efforts could take awhile and it's unknown how long the interstate will be closed.

Officials said the accident began when an 18-wheeler rolled over and caught fire. Details weren't immediately available on the two adults who died in the crash, but they were riding together in the one car involved in the wreck.

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