Smith County – 2 Killed, 2 Injured Following a Major Crash on I-20
Posted on Thursday, August 1st, 2019 at 8:01 am
An auto collision involving three vehicles took the lives of two people on Interstate 20, just seven miles east of Winona, according to the Department of Public Safety.
Police said that a three-car accident happened just after 7:00 p.m. on the eastbound lanes of I-20, Sunday. A truck was heading east when, for reasons that had not been determined, it rear-ended a car. The force of the impact prompted a chain-reaction which caused the car to struck the rear of a third vehicle.
Two passengers in the first car were pronounced deceased at the scene. Its driver and a third passenger sustained unknown injuries and were rushed to UT Health East Texas in Tyler for treatment. Their condition remains unknown at this time.
The drivers of the truck and the second vehicle were not hospitalized. It was not confirmed if they were hurt.
Smith County law enforcement officials arrived at the scene to investigate further.
We would like to express our deepest sympathies to the friends and families of the deceased victims. We also pray for the full recovery of those who were hospitalized as we hope that the Smith County Police Department will do everything to bring those responsible to justice.
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