One taken to hospital after 18-wheeler wreck on Hwy. 59


A wreck involving an 18-wheeler has stalled northbound traffic on US 59 north of Lufkin.

The wreck, which occurred around 5 p.m., involves an 18-wheeler and a pickup.

It happened between FM 843 and FM 2021. Traffic is being diverted on FM 2021 and to FM 843.

Deputies on scene said witnesses saw 60 year-old Michael Tarver lose control in the southbound lanes and run  into the side of an 18-wheeler. One witness told troopers that after Tarver hit the truck he lost control and ran over the median going airborne before landing and hitting an 18-wheeler in the northbound lanes.

Tarver was transported to CHI Saint Luke's for his injuries.

Tarver's condition is unknown at this time.

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