Major crash shuts down Highway 259 North in Kilgore area

WEBXTRA: Crash shuts down Highway 259 North in Kilgore area

KILGORE, TEXAS (KLTV) - Highway 259 North in Kilgore is back open after a three vehicle wreck caused it to be shut down.

According to Kilgore police, three vehicle were involved in the wreck, including an 18-wheeler.

Police say a 60 year old woman lost control of the car she was driving and crossed the median, hitting the 18-wheeler. The woman’s car ricocheted off the 18-wheeler and then struck a pickup.

The woman was taken to an area hospital with severe injuries to her arms and legs and is listed in stable but serious condition, according to police.

No one else was injured in the wreck, police said.

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A major highway in the Kilgore area is shut down as crews work the scene of a crash involving an 18-wheeler.

According to Kilgore police, they are responding to a major crash on Highway 259 North, near the overpass. They reported at about 11 a.m. the roadway will be shut down for about two hours as crews work the scene.

A major highway in the Kilgore area is shut down as crews work the scene of a crash involving an 18-wheeler.
A major highway in the Kilgore area is shut down as crews work the scene of a crash involving an 18-wheeler. (Source: Bob Hallmark)

Kilgore police, fire, rescue, and EMS are on the scene.

Details about the crash are limited. It is reported an 18-wheeler is involved in the wreck.

Kilgore police ask drivers to seek alternate routes.

A major highway in the Kilgore area is shut down as crews work the scene of a crash involving an 18-wheeler.
A major highway in the Kilgore area is shut down as crews work the scene of a crash involving an 18-wheeler. (Source: Bob Hallmark)

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