2 seriously injured: 18-wheelers collide near Sweetwater, spilling potatoes, fence posts

Two drivers were seriously injured when their 18-wheelers collided near Sweetwater.

The crash happened just before 7 a.m. on State Highway 153, just south of Highway 70.

Sweetwater Fire Chief Grant Madden said both drivers were trapped. It took crews about 30 minutes to free one of them. Both were flown by helicopter to the hospital.

Both trucks were fully loaded. One was carrying potatoes. The other was hauling T posts used for fencing.

Madden said bystanders were a huge help. They cleaned up the potatoes and fence posts so rescue personnel could reach both patients.

DPS is investigating the wreck.

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