Home Local News Breaking: Fatal accident halts traffic on I-30 (Updated 1:01 p.m.)

Breaking: Fatal accident halts traffic on I-30 (Updated 1:01 p.m.)

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Photo: Campbell Volunteer Fire Department

1:01 p.m.

Multiple vehicles were involved in an early morning crash in Hunt County that claimed the life of one person and sent another driver to the hospital.

According to Texas Department of Public Safety Sergeant Kyle Bradford, a vehicle accident occurred in the early morning hours in the westbound lane of I-30. The initial accident caused traffic to come to a halt for westbound traffic.

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A semi-truck was approaching traffic and according to Bradford crashed into the back of a Ford Festiva due to failure to control speed. As a result of this crash, the Festiva was then pushed into the back of another semi-truck which killed the driver of the Festiva on the scene.

The second semi-truck was pushed into the back of a Ford van and the van was in turn pushed into the back of a blue Honda Civic.

“The driver of the semi-truck was taken to Hunt Regional Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries,” said Bradford.”The driver of the Festiva, Perry Preas, was pronounced dead at the scene. He was 60 years old from Sulphur Springs, Texas.”

There were no other injuries reported as a result of the accident. eGreenvilleExtra readers reported being in standstill traffic for several hours, some of whom were eventually rerouted.

There is no other information available at this time.

 


7:32 a.m.

A multiple vehicle accident on Interstate 30 near County Road 4101 has halted traffic for several miles.

According to Texas Department of Public Safety Sergeant Kyle Bradford, a call was received by Texas DPS at approximately 6:20 a.m. in regards to the accident on I-30.

“Troopers were called to the area in regards to an accident involving two semi trucks,” said Bradford. “There is one confirmed fatality in this accident.”

Bradford also stated that I-30 is closed in both directions at this time.  No further information has been released.

Photo: Campbell Volunteer Fire Department

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