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Two accidents snarl traffic on Hwy 87 near Crystal Beach

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The Texas Department of Public Safety Saturday told12News that all lanes of State Highway 87 have reopened after two separate accidents just east of Crystal Beach. The two accidents tied up traffic for most of Saturday evening.

The first accident happened early Saturday evening near Hamilton Street. Authorities say three people were taken to a Galveston hospital by medical helicopter.  Officials could not say the condition of those taken to the hospital.

The second collision happened about a mile east of Crystal Beach shortly after the first accident was cleared and shut down westbound lanes for hours.

No other information was released by officials by 11 p.m. Saturday.

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