Kilgore police clear major wreck on Hwy 135 at Peavine Rd.

(Kilgore Police Department)
Published: Nov. 21, 2022 at 7:24 PM CST|Updated: Nov. 21, 2022 at 11:33 PM CST
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KILGORE, Texas (KLTV) - Kilgore police investigated, then cleared, a major wreck on Monday night.

According to a sergeant with the department, northbound and southbound lanes of Texas Hwy. 135 at Peavine Rd. were shut down while police investigated the scene of the crash.

The Kilgore Police Department said a passenger vehicle crossing Hwy. 135 was struck by a northbound truck around 5:53 p.m.

Two adults and a child in the vehicle were taken by ambulance to CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Hospital in Tyler with unspecified injuries. A news release also stated an infant in the vehicle was flown by helicopter to a Shreveport hospital.

The driver of the truck was not injured.

“This was a traumatic incident for those citizens who were first on the scene and assisted with the injured. We have counselors who can assist you tomorrow. Please reach out tomorrow to Chaplin Jonathan Latham at (903) 983-1559.”

The roadways were blocked for several hours, but were cleared by 8:30 p.m. on Monday.