Part of Highway 59 closed after crash involving two 18 wheelers

Portions of the northbound lanes of Highway 59 are closed after a crash involving two 18 wheelers.

The crash happened on Highway 59 and FM 444 near Inez around 2:00 p.m.

A DFS 18 wheeler was stopped on Highway 59 due to traffic. A pick up truck was slowing down behind the 18 wheeler when a Royal Freight 18 wheeler hit the back of the pick up truck sandwhiching the pick up truck in between both 18 wheelers, according to DPS troopers on scene.

The passenger of the pick up truck was taken to Citizens Medical Center in stable condition.

Chief Deputy Roy Boyd expects Highway 59 to be closed for next couple of hours and hope to re-open it later this afternoon.

Traffic at the Inez Rest Stop Exit will be re-routed to Garcitas Creek Road.

DPS has not released the names of those involved in the crash at this time.