Fire erupts after tractor trailer, vehicles collide on Hwy 87 near Orange/Newton Co. line
ORANGE/NEWTON COUNTIES —
The DPS is investigating a multi-vehicle crash involving a tractor trailer that led to a fire.
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DPS reports at about 7:45a.m. troopers responded to a report of a multiple vehicle crash on SH 87 in Orange County. The crash occurred near the Sabine River Authority offices.
DPS confirms the crash involved multiple vehicles, including a truck tractor semi-trailer. The collision impact caused a fire which has closed all traffic lanes on SH 87.
Troopers and other emergency personnel are on the scene; however, crash details are limited. There are reports of injuries.
At this time, all northbound and southbound traffic lanes of SH 87 are closed. There is no time estimate as to when the roadway will reopen. Motorists are urged to find an alternate travel route. Expect delays.
Additional information will be released as information is confirmed.