2 injured in Friday wreck

By Brian Knox | Published Saturday, November 24, 2012

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Two people were taken to the hospital following a two-vehicle wreck Friday morning north of Alvord.

ROLLOVER – The passenger in this vehicle was injured after the SUV was struck by a pickup at a crossover on U.S. 81/287 north of Alvord Friday. Messenger photo by Jimmy Alford

Department of Public Safety Trooper Jackson Bridgeman said a pickup driven by Chance Mitchell of Sunset was stopped at the crossover on U.S. 81/287 at County Road 1591 when he began to pull out into the southbound lanes of the highway and struck a southbound sports utility vehicle driven by Jose Lozano.

The impact caused the SUV to roll several times and come to rest in a ditch on the west side of the roadway. Mitchell’s truck was spun around and ended up partially in the median.

Mitchell and a passenger in the SUV, Gustavo Garcia, were transported by ground ambulance to Wise Regional Health System in Decatur.

The accident happened around 9 a.m. and slowed traffic in the area for about 45 minutes.

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