Traffic diverted after serious crash on U.S. highway 84 southeas

NEW DETAILS: Two hurt in major crashes on Slaton Highway

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LUBBOCK, Texas -

Updated 4:40 p.m.

A state trooper report indicates the original crash was about 10:45 a.m. on Highway 84, involving a semi-truck and another vehicle, blocking the westbound lanes. While troopers worked that crash, a semi-truck jackknifed and slid across the center median, leading several other vehicles to crash into that truck.

Shortly after, troopers say a vehicle changed lanes in front of a third semi, causing it to swerve, jackknife, roll onto its side, and slide into a bar ditch. That crash sent troopers and emergency workers scrambling away, but one trooper was hit by the trailer; he's hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries.

Another person was trapped inside a pickup when the trailer fell onto it; crews had to sedate him and cut him out of the truck to get him to the hospital; he's recovering from serious injuries. 

Lubbock County Emergency Management reported the eastbound lanes will likely remain closed until about 6 p.m. Avoid the area if possible due to dense traffic and lingering fog.

Updated 3:37 p.m.:

Troopers have re-opened westbound traffic on Highway 84. Lubbock County emergency managements reports eastbound traffic will be blocked until around 6 p.m.


Updated 2:44 p.m.: 

Troopers have cleared the scene and are directing traffic on U.S. Highway 84 following a serious accident. Drivers should expect delays. 


 Updated 1:26 p.m.:

Troopers report the crash involved an SUV, a pickup truck and two semi-trucks.

A state trooper injured in the crash has been hospitalized. He is expected to survive.  A man pinned inside the pickup was freed and is being rushed to the hospital with serious injuries.

Trooper are working to clear the scene. Drivers should continue to avoid the area. 


Updated 11:45 a.m.

As of 11:45 a.m. all traffic is being diverted off of U.S. 84 just southeast of Slaton.

Do not try to drive between Slaton and Post for the next few hours.

Original story

Highway patrol responded to a serious car wreck on U.S. highway 84 south east of Slaton.

There are multiple vehicles and eighteen wheeler's involved.

No injuries have been reported at this time.  

 
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