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One dead in Jefferson County 18-wheeler accident

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One person is confirmed dead in an accident that happened on Interstate 10 in Jefferson County.

The accident happened right before 1 a.m. Tuesday at mile marker 844, near Smith Road.

A spokesperson for the Department of Public Safety said a Chevrolet Impala collided with an 18-wheeler.

Two others were injured.  The extent of their injuries is not known.

DPS troopers are investigating just how the accident happened.  Troopers on the scene tell 12News that the 18-wheeler was carrying produce and overturned.

The deceased has been identified as Regina Cole, 41, of Beaumont. Troopers say Cole was not wearing her seatbelt.

Stay with 12News as new information becomes available.

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