The Wharton County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO) reported that US 59 was closed at CR 216 due to a major crash that occurred on Monday, Dec. 28.

According to WCSO dispatch, an 18-wheeler rear ended an unspecified truck around 9:10 p.m.

Law enforcement personnel at the scene asked that the road be closed around 9:33 p.m. Two minutes later, US 59 southbound lanes were shut down.

As first responders tended to the crash victims, it was reported that two patients needed to be flown by Life Flight to a hospital. Life Flight landed at 9:44 p.m.

According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, the injuries sustained to the two victims who were flown were not life threatening.

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