2 major accidents within same stretch on I-20

Monday, May 16, 2011 - 11:34am

A KFXK photographer reports 4 people have been taken to local hospitals.

Two of the people injured are in serious condition, 1 was airlifted by helicopter.

KFXK has learned the second wreck happened when one driver tried to pass stalled traffic from the first accident, and wrecked when he couldn't stop in time .

I-20 is currently closed.



A KFXK photographer reports a chopper is landing on Interstate 20 to transport one person.

A second person, involved in the semi wreck, was taken away by ambulance.

A witness tells KFXK, the initial wreck was caused by the semi's tire wobbling and an overcorrection.


SMITH COUNTY — Smith County troopers tell KFXK, both westbound lanes are blocked and traffic is being rerouted.
 


SMITH COUNTY — Smith County fire officials confirm there have been 3 major wrecks on I-20 near Highway 271.

KFXK is being told all the accidents are within 150 yards of each other.

The first wreck involves a semi that rolled over. The other two are pin-ins that may require the jaws of life to remove a person(s).

Drivers should avoid this area until further notice.

Details are limited at this time.

KFXK has a crew en route and will bring you more information as it becomes available.

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