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Three flown to Fort Worth hospitals after Cresson crash

U.S. 377 at Texas 171 in Cresson was shut down Wednesday afternoon after a four-vehicle crash that sent four people to hospitals.
U.S. 377 at Texas 171 in Cresson was shut down Wednesday afternoon after a four-vehicle crash that sent four people to hospitals. Courtesy

A four-vehicle crash at the intersection of U.S. 377 and Texas 171 in Cresson sent four people to hospitals with serious but non-life threatening injuries, a Department of Public Safety spokesman said.

A box truck was southbound on 377 near the 171 intersection about 3:25 p.m. when its driver “failed to control speed” and rear-ended a Toyota Highlander SVU stopped at a red light, DPS Trooper Dub Gillum said.

The Highlander then struck a Dodge pickup truck, while the box truck went into the northbound lane and struck a Jeep Commander SUV.

The Jeep driver and two passengers in the Highlander — an adult male and a 10-year-old girl— were flown to Fort Worth hospitals, Gillum said. The driver of the Highlander was taken by ambulance to a Granbury hospital.

Gillum said all four patients were “alert, awake and responsive” at the scene of the crash.

The driver of the Dodge truck and the box truck were uninjured.

The Johnson County Sheriff’s Department is investigating.

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