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SMITH COUNTY, TX (KLTV) -
The Department of Public Safety is working a major accident on Highway 271 near the intersection of County Road 353 south of Interstate 20. The northbound lanes are blocked as crews work the accident.
According to DPS Trooper Jean Dark, one person was killed in the accident, which occurred between the University of Texas Health Science Center and I-20.
The victim is a 40-year-old woman from Arp. Her identity is not being released, pending notification of next-of-kin.
According to DPS officers, a dual-wheeled truck was headed north towards the interstate when the woman turned across the median and was struck by the truck. It is unclear whether she was making a u-turn or turning onto Highway 271 from CR 353.
There were two people in the truck. The driver was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. A passenger was treated on the scene and released.