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Chain-reaction crash on Tioga highway

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TIOGA, TX -- Two people were seriously injured in a chain-reaction crash in Tioga late Wednesday afternoon.

Police said a southbound white pickup truck had stopped in the driving lane of U.S. 377 -- a two-lane highway -- to make a left turn.

An 18-wheeler then plowed in to the back of the pickup, sending the smaller vehicle into the northbound lanes, where it hit another truck pulling a horse trailer.

Crash in Tioga

The force of the impact sent both the horse trailer and the big rig on their sides. A horse was killed and a blue SUV also suffered damage.

Two people involved in the wreck were airlifted to a hospital in Plano, Texas, for treatment of their injuries.

"We're fortunate that people are alive," said Tioga police Chief Curtis Macomb. "Two vehicles were completely demolished, and sort of unrecognizable; the 18-wheeler here, the motor is actually out of the vehicle, sitting on the side of the road there; so the impact was significant, we're very fortunate that no one was killed."

Traffic was redirected to a grassy area adjacent to the accident scene.

Tioga is located in southwestern Grayson County between Collinsville and Pilot Point.

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