Wreck slows traffic on U.S. 59

A three-vehicle accident on U.S. 59 near Inez closed one southbound lane and slowed traffic late Thursday morning.

An overturned 18-wheeler carrying cars, a white Honda Pilot and a construction truck were involved in the wreck.

According to a state trooper at the scene, the 18-wheeler driver sustained minor injuries and was taken to Citizens Medical Center.

The two other drivers were not hurt. The 18-wheeler and Honda reportedly were traveling to Corpus Christi, the trooper said.

A construction truck was working on the road at the wreck site.

We'll post further details when they become available.