Broaddus man injured in 2-vehicle wreck in Hardin County

Broaddus man injured in 2-vehicle wreck in Hardin County
A Broaddus man was injured in a two-vehicle wreck involving an 18-wheeler in Hardin County. (Source: Raycom News Media)

HARDIN COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - A 57-year-old Broaddus man was injured in a two-vehicle wreck involving an 18-wheeler that occurred on State Highway 105 in Hardin County Monday afternoon.

According to a press release, Texas Department of Public Safety troopers responded to and investigated a two-vehicle wreck that occurred at about 2:15 p.m. Monday near Old Sour Lake Road.

The initial investigation shows that Esmon Rushing Jr. was driving a 2009 Chevrolet pickup east on SH 105 when for an unknow reason, he crossed the center line and struck a 2005 International truck tractor/semi-trailer rig, the press release stated.

“The impact of the collision caused the Chevrolet to spin into the ditch,” the press release stated.

A medical helicopter airlifted Rushing to St. Elizabeth Hospital for treatment of serious injuries. The driver of the 18-wheeler, a 37-year-old man from Houston, was not injured in the crash.

The wreck is still under investigation.

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