Accident shuts down section of Central Freeway

Accident shuts down section of Central Freeway

WICHITA FALLS, TX - UPDATE: Just after 5:30 p.m. the Wichita Falls Police Department responded to a 5 car pileup on Highway 82 East.

One car popped a tire on the highway and put their hazards on. While trying to pull over, they were hit from behind causing a 5 car chain reaction between a grey SUV, a black sedan, a blue sedan, a white SUV and another vehicle.

One person was sent to the hospital via AMR with non life threatening injuries. Another went to the hospital on their own.

That section of the highway was temporarily closed while crews worked to clear the scene.

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An accident has shut down part of eastbound Central Freeway in Wichita Falls near Jacksboro Highway. We have a crew on the scene and will update this story as more information becomes available.