Driver taken to hospital after 18-wheeler jack-knifes on I-20 in Longview

Driver taken to hospital after 18-wheeler jack-knifes on I-20 in Longview
Source: Jeff Spearman (Source: Jeff Spearman)

LONGVIEW Texas (KLTV) - A man was taken to a Longview hospital after the 18-wheeler he was driving jack-knifed as he was exiting Interstate 20 and hit a tree.

Brandon Thornton, the public information officer for the Longview Police Department, said the wreck occurred at about 1:15 p.m. The driver of the 18-wheeler exited onto North Access Road near Eastman Road and veered too far to the left. The truck went up an embankment, jack-knifed, and hit a tree.

The truck driver was taken to the hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

The jack-knifed 18-wheeler has been cleared from North Access Road, Thornton said.

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