ANGELINA COUNTY, Texas (KETK) – DPS troopers investigated a crash involving a commercial motor vehicle on U.S. Highway 69, at the intersection of FM 326 that occurred Wednesday and sent one person to a local medical center for treatment.

Preliminary investigation indicates that at approximately 8 a.m., a 1996 Kenworth truck tractor semi, which was hauling logs, was traveling north, followed by a 2014 Jeep SUV and a 2018 Jeep SUV, according to officials.

It was reported that the truck tractor entered the turning lane and began to make a right turn, which caused the logs to swing out and enter the north lane, when the 2014 Jeep struck one of them based on a statement from DPS.

Officials say the log entered the 2014 Jeep through the windshield on the passenger side causing the Jeep to spin and break the log off the semi-trailer. It was at that point the 2018 Jeep collided with the 2014 Jeep,said DPS.

The driver of the truck tractor, 46-year-old Japhia Arline was not injured. The driver of the 2014 Jeep, 32-year-old Kimberly Snider, was transported to a local medical center for treatment. The driver of the 2018 Jeep, 39-year-old Samantha Crain and her 3-year-old passenger were not injured.

Officials said this is an ongoing investigation, and there is no additional information available at this time.


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