Accident Blocks Traffic

by Chris Cato

An accident Sunday afternoon left traffic backed up on Highway 59 south of Lufkin.

Officers on the scene say a car was heading south behind an 18-wheeler when it slammed into the back of the trailer, causing the car to get stuck. The 18-wheeler then drug the car about 100 feet before coming to a stop.

While there were no serious injuries, traffic was backed up for a while as crews worked to pull the car and truck apart.