4 children, 2 adults hospitalized following wreck between truck, vehicle on Hwy 64W in Tyler
TYLER, Texas (KLTV) - Traffic was shut down following a serious wreck on Hwy 64 West near Toll 49 Tuesday afternoon.
According to Texas DPS, at around 5:10 p.m. Tuesday, a 2003 Freightliner box truck was traveling eastbound on Hwy 64W near Toll 49 when a 2003 GMC Envoy turned in front of it. The vehicle was occupied by six people, including four children, 8 to 16 years of age.
One child was flown by a medical chopper to Children’s Medical Center in Dallas in critical condition. Two children were flown to UT Health East Texas -Tyler, and they are reportedly in critical condition. The other child and two adults were also taken to UT Health.
DPS says the two people in the box truck were not injured.
Traffic in all directions was stopped to allow for first responders, medical helicopters and EMS to reach those injured in the wreck; the scene has now cleared.
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