LORENA, Texas (FOX 44) – UPDATE: One person was transported to the hospital after a multiple vehicle crash in Lorena.
Lorena Police officers responded to Interstate 35 southbound around 2:25 p.m. Monday, at Mile Marker #321. When officers arrived, they discovered a passenger truck and truck tractor and trailer collided.
One patient was injured, and was transported by ambulance to an area hospital. After the Lorena Volunteer Fire Department provided medical aid, the fire on scene was quickly brought under control.
Lorena Police Chief Scott Holt says he was able to speak to the employer of the passenger truck driver, Colton Montgomery, who said the driver is expected to make a full recovery.
In addition to the Lorena Police and Fire Departments, the Bruceville-Eddy Fire Department, AMR, the Hewitt Police Department and the Texas Department of Public Safety also responded to the scene.
Lorena Police say structural damage to the roadway was reported, which will take time to repair. Southbound lanes were previously blocked. As of 5:28 p.m. Monday, both lanes have reopened.