1 critically injured in wreck involving car, 18-wheeler in ETX - KSLA News 12 Shreveport, Louisiana News Weather & Sports

1 critically injured in wreck involving car, 18-wheeler on Hwy 79 in ETX

Posted: Updated: Nov 1, 2013 12:00 PM CDT
BETHANY, TX (KSLA) -

One lane of a section of Hwy 79 remains shut down in Panola County, after a wreck involving an 18-wheeler and a Honda Accord early Friday morning.

It happened around 1:40 a.m. Texas DPS and the Panola County Sheriff's Office are investigating the wreck. They say the Honda was headed northbound on Hwy 79 when it crossed over into the southbound lane and into the path of an 18-wheeler.

The driver of the Honda has been identified as 31-year-old Chanh Vo of Carthage, TX. Vo was airlifted to University Hospital in Shreveport in critical condition.

The driver of the 18-wheeler has been identified as Mitchell Reynolds, 52. He was not injured.

The 18-wheeler spilled 200 gallons of diesel fuel in the crash when the gas tank ruptured. A hazmat crew from Henderson is still working to clean it up.

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