Lufkin emergency personnel work two wrecks Monday afternoon

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - Lufkin emergency personnel responded to two wrecks late Monday afternoon. Shortly after 5 p.m., a three-car accident occurred near the intersection of U.S. Highway 59 South and College Drive.

One car wound up on its roof, and firefighters worked to free its occupants. One woman was taken to a local hospital for treatment.

Both northbound traffic lanes on Highway 59 and College Drive were blocked as a result of the accident, and traffic was backed up a long distance before the intersection.

Another accident occurred near the intersection of North John Reddit Dr. and Lotus Lane. An 18-wheeler lost a load of what appeared to be a roll of pipe.

According to one Lufkin Police officer on the scene, the 18-wheeler's driver reported that he felt his load shift right before the chains broke and the spool rolled onto a grassy area near the road, striking a red light camera in the process.