Multiple responders at scene of fatal pedestrian wreck in Rusk County on Hwy 42

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Published: Mar. 30, 2023 at 8:52 PM CDT|Updated: Mar. 30, 2023 at 10:02 PM CDT

RUSK COUNTY, Texas (KLTV) - Rusk County first responders are at the scene of a fatal wreck on Thursday night.

According to Rusk County Office of Emergency Management, multiple responders are on the scene of a fatal auto-pedestrian wreck on Highway 42 near FM 918. They say drivers should expect delays during the next couple of hours if they choose to drive in that area.

OEM officials added at 8:20 p.m. that in another part of the county, fire crews are responding to a reported large fire in the Turnertown area. It is unconfirmed but suspected that it is a tank battery or oil well fire. The Fire Marshal is responding to this incident, they said. At 9 p.m., OEM reported that the fire had been brought under control. Firefighters will be on the scene for some time, they said.