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      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.