Gregg Co accident shuts down Hwy 31 to one lane

UPDATE: Traffic has reopened on all lanes of Texas 31 between Longview and Kilgore after this morning's two-vehicle wreck.

According to DPS Trooper Michael Player, a vehicle had a tire blowout in the northeast-bound lanes of traffic just before 11 this morning. A single-cab truck hit its brakes to avoid hitting the vehicle, but the truck was rear-ended by a black Dodge Ram pickup.

The driver of the Dodge Ram and a child passenger were taken to a Longview hospital. Player says the child is likely less than five years old, but no identification or a condition of their injuries has been released.


GREGG COUNTY (KYTX) - Texas Highway 31 East is reduced to one lane after a multiple vehicle wreck.

Two people, including a child  have been sent to the hospital.

It happened around 11 a.m. Friday, about one mile north of interstate 20.

Motorist are encouraged to take an alternate route if possible.


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