DPS: 3 transported to hospital, roads reopened following 3-vehicle collision on Toll 49

Crews are responding to a head-on collision involving a semi in Smith County.
Crews are responding to a head-on collision involving a semi in Smith County.(Jeff Chavez)
Updated: Feb. 4, 2019 at 2:45 PM CST
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Southbound lanes of Toll 49 are shutdown due to a head-on crash involving a semi on Toll 49, just south of Highway 110.

SMITH COUNTY, TX (KLTV) - UPDATE: All lanes of Toll 49 have been reopened following three-vehicle crash.

Three people have transported to hospitals following a three-vehicle crash on Toll 49, just south of Highway 110 North near the Mt. Sylvan area in Smith County.

At this time, southbound lanes of Toll 49 are shutdown as crews continue to clear the scene. One northbound lane is getting by at this time.

Texas Department of Public Safety troopers responded to the scene of the crash at about 12:47 p.m. Monday.

According to a preliminary crash report, a driver of a Honda CR-V was traveling north on Toll 49 when it crossed over into oncoming traffic and struck a truck towing a semi-trailer.

DPS reports the Honda struck the semi before being struck by a Ford pickup that was traveling southbound behind the semi.

The driver of the Honda was airlifted to a hospital in critical condition, DPS reports. The driver of the truck was also transported to a hospital. The driver of the Ford went to the hospital on his own and was in stable condition, the report states.

“Motorist are urged to avoid the area as traffic is being rerouted while emergency crews work to clear the roadway,” a DPS official wrote in a statement.

The crash remains under investigation.

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