JEFFERSON COUNTY, Texas — A multiple vehicle wreck on Texas 73 west of Taylor Bayou shut down eastbound lanes around 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday.
A pickup truck hit the rear of a large multi-axle dump truck in the wreck according to DPS.
The driver of the dump truck, Ferrer Perez Maidley of Beaumont, was taken to a local hospital.
The pickup truck driver, 45-year-old Michael Hughes of Beaumont was also taken to a hospital with serious injuries.
Traffic maps showed traffic in the west bound lanes of Texas 73 backed up for about 1.5 miles after the crash.
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From a Texas Department of Public Safety news release...
At approximately 1:00p.m., the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Troopers responded to a multiple vehicle crash on SH 73, near Sabine Consolidated, in Jefferson County.
The preliminary DPS crash investigation indicates that a dump truck was traveling eastbound on SH 73 when it was rear-ended by a 2020 Toyota pickup truck.
The driver of the dump truck, Ferrer Perez Maidley of Beaumont, was transported to a local hospital for treatment.
The driver of the Toyota, 45-year-old Michael Hughes of Beaumont, was transported to St. Elizabeth hospital with serious injuries.
At this time, there are no additional details to be released.