Man seriously hurt in overnight crash near Idalou

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Updated for new information from DPS

IDALOU, Texas — Around 4:00 a.m. on Wednesday morning, emergency crews responded to a serious accident on Highway 62/82 in Idalou.

According to emergency scanners, the Jaws of Life were called to the scene to help get someone trapped out of a pickup truck, and one person was taken to the hospital.

The Texas Department of Public Safety later provided an update and said Arcadio Hernandez, Jr., 42, of Lorenzo suffered “serious/incapacitating” injuries. He was taken to University Medical Center.

DPS said Hernandez was driving a pickup truck and crossed over the center line of 62/82. The pickup truck struck a semi-truck, DPS. The semi driver was not hurt.

A spokesman for DPS told that Hernandez had just gotten off work, and might have fallen asleep behind the wheel.

The eastbound lanes of the highway were blocked for a time.

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