Fatal accident off Highway 175

(KYTX) - One person is dead after a white sedan and 18-wheeler collided Wednesday afternoon on Highway 175 at the Neches River Bridge.

Two other people involved in the accident, a passenger in the car and the truck driver, were take to ETMC in Jacksonville and Tyler respectively.

The truck driver suffered minor injuries after his rig went off the bridge into the dry riverbed below.

Highway 175 is currently closed as the bridge received damage during the wreck.

Traffic is backed up for miles between Jacksonville and Frankston. Officials suggest motorists use alternate routes, such as Hwy 155 or US-79


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