A multi-vehicle wreck Friday morning (Dec. 27) sent two to the hospital and damaging 11 vehicles, eight of them at the scene.
The initial wreck occurred at 10:42 a.m. in Zone 2 of E. Hwy 84 between two vehicles.
While it was being investigated by Department of Public Safety Troopers, a semi-trailer heading east jackknifed and stopped in the center median. Other vehicles also crashed into the truck.
Chief of Police Trevor Barnes with the Slaton Police Department said they were called to help with traffic control.
The initial crash blocked the westbound lanes of Hwy. 84.
Approximately a half an hour later, a third semi-truck was traveling eastbound approaching the wreck when a red SUV changed lanes in front of it.
The truck then jackknifed and rolled onto its side, sliding. Law enforcement and others fled to safety, including two from SPD.
One Trooper was injured after being hit by the semi-truck.
DPS reported to local media the Trooper was released Friday evening (Dec. 27) with a sprained ankle, some bruising and a cut on the back of his head.
A second person dove inside a truck and was trapped when the trailer bed came to rest on it. He was transferred to the hospital and was monitored for possible internal as well as other injuries.
For more information, please read the Thursday edition of The Slatonite.