18-wheeler spills scrapped cars over Lufkin loop

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - An 18-wheeler wreck has closed two parts of a major intersection in Lufkin while crews work to get scrapped cars off the highway.

Lufkin Police Officer John Davis said Jose Ortega Gayton, of Porter, was taking the Lufkin exit at U.S. 59 North on Loop 287 when he overturned, spilling several scrapped cars over the exit, around 9:20 a.m.

The crews kept the exits closed for a few hours to clean up the scene. The 59 exit, as well as the Loop 287 exit onto Timberland Drive, were closed.

Gayton was not injured.

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