Mercedes wreck knocks out light pole, ties up expressway traffic

Authorities are investigating a two-vehicle accident that knocked out a light pole and backed up traffic on Expressway 83 in Mercedes.

It all happened on the eastbound lanes of Expressway 83 between Mile 2 West and Texas Avenue around 6 p.m. Friday.

Mercedes police are investigating the accident, which took place between a black pickup truck and a maroon sedan.

Paramedics rushed people from both cars to the hospital but their medical conditions were not immediately available.

The accident knocked out a light pole along the expressway.

Authorities diverted traffic off the eastbound lanes of the expressway while crews cleared the scene creating a traffic jam.