Work Convoy Struck on Highway

A wreck involving an 18-wheeler and a pickup carrying a highway work crew took place on SH 71 in La Grange around 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, July 18. Texas Department of Public Safety investigated the accident but did not have a report ready in time for this publication. The pickup was part of a work convoy cleaning rubber tire debris from the highway, according to Texas Department of Transportation spokesperson Cari Hensley. The workers were contractors for TxDOT, Hensley said. One person in the pickup was transported from the scene by Fayette County EMS. The 18-wheeler driver was not injured.


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