US 59 shut down following semi-truck collision

Uupdate: 2:28 p.m.

As of 1:25 p.m. Tuesday Victoria Police confirmed that US 59 has been reopened for normal travel.

Original story 11:30 a.m.:

The Victoria Police Department responded to a major motor vehicle accident involving two semi-trucks Tuesday morning on US 59.

Officer Brogger posted a video on the VPD Facebook page advising the community to not use “US 59 at this time. All Northbound traffic is being diverted onto Burroughsville Road and Northbound on Business 59.”

According to TxDOT US 59 will be shut down for several hours due to copious amounts of debris caused by the collision.

Officer Brogger explained that three vehicles were involved, including two semi-trucks and one passenger vehicle. Both semis were single occupancy at the time of the crash and both drivers were transported to local hospitals with non- life-threatening injuries.

While it is unconfirmed how many passengers were in the passenger vehicle, Officer Brogger stated that there are no injuries reported.

According to Officer Brogger, when the crash happened, both semi- trucks were going northbound on US 59 when one of the semi-trucks was turning eastbound on County Road. The other semi-truck failed to control their speed and struck the rear of the first semi-truck.

The passenger vehicle rain over the debris on the roadway which caused damage to the vehicle.

If you are trying to get to Houston or Edna the community is advised to use Business 59.

This story is developing, and we will keep you updated as more information becomes available.