Wreck slows traffic on US 59 in Lufkin

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - A one-vehicle wreck has clogged traffic on US 59 south of Lufkin.

The wreck involves an SUV and 18-wheeler near Lufkin Power Sports.

As of 4:30 p.m., traffic is diverted to one lane on the southbound side.

According to authorities, a 17-year-old was driving northbound when an 18-wheeler was attempting to change lanes. The driver was avoiding the 18-wheeler when he lost control of his vehicle, and drifted across the other side of the highway, rolling over into a ditch.

Police later identified the driver as Luis Hernandez, of Diboll.

The family took Hernandez to a hospital to get checked out, but it appears he has escaped with no visible injuries.

Lufkin police did not write any citations.

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