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Several injured in crash involving 18-wheeler in Lufkin

Several injured in crash involving 18-wheeler in Lufkin
Several injured in crash involving 18-wheeler in Lufkin(Caleb Beames (KTRE))
Published: Jan. 31, 2022 at 8:00 AM CST
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LUFKIN, Texas (KTRE) - The Texas Department of Transportation in Lufkin is asking the public to prepare for delays on Loop 287 due to a major crash via tweet Monday morning.

According to the tweet there are delays on South Loop 287 and John Reddit drive near Copeland in Lufkin.

Five vehicles were involved including an 18-wheeler, said officials.

“It appears the driver of the 18-wheeler had some type of medical emergency.” said Ted Lovett, Lufkin Fire Department Battalion Chief.

Several injured in crash involving 18-wheeler in Lufkin
Several injured in crash involving 18-wheeler in Lufkin(KTRE )

7 people were transported by ambulance to area hospitals but all are non-critical, 3 of the injured were kids.

Several injured in crash involving 18-wheeler in Lufkin
Several injured in crash involving 18-wheeler in Lufkin(KTRE)

Currently, Northbound lanes are shut down at Copeland. Motorists are advised to take Hank Street through the neighborhood as an alternate route around the closed areas.

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