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Major accident on westbound I-20 at Estes Parkway

Longview police say both westbound lanes of I-20 near Estes Parkway are closed due to major accident. Longview police say both westbound lanes of I-20 near Estes Parkway are closed due to major accident.
Longview police say both westbound lanes of I-20 near Estes Parkway are closed due to major accident. Longview police say both westbound lanes of I-20 near Estes Parkway are closed due to major accident.
LONGVIEW, TX (KLTV) -

According to Longview police, an accident is blocking traffic on westbound I-20 at Estes Parkway.

Authorities say a 1-ton, 4 door, pick-up truck hit the back of a tanker truck, causing a fire closing both westbound lanes. The tanker truck was carrying a non-hazardous soap water solution. Diesel leaked from the pick-up, as a a result of the impact, causing a fire. The tanker sustained a small amount of fire damage.

Two people in the pick-up that struck the back of the tanker truck were transported to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Westbound traffic is blocked on I-20 to MLK. Wreckers are working on the scene. The fire has been extinguished, and police are working to restore traffic.

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