Roadway is clear and open as of 4:30 PM
Troopers responded to a three vehicle crash on Loop-49, south of Hwy 110 N. in Smith County. Preliminary crash investigation revealed that the driver of a Honda CRV was traveling northbound on Loop-49, when for an undetermined reason, traveled into the southbound lane of traffic into the path of a truck-tractor towing a semi-trailer. The Honda struck the truck-tractor before being struck by a Ford pickup that was traveling southbound behind the truck-tractor. The driver of the Honda was airlifted to UT Health – Tyler in critical condition, while the driver of the truck-tractor was transported to Christus Mother Francis Hospital – Tyler. The driver of the Ford went to the hospital on his own in stable condition. The crash remains under investigation. Motorist are urged to avoid the area as traffic is being rerouted while emergency crews work to clear the roadway. More information will be released as it becomes available.