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Multi-vehicle accident brings traffic to standstill on US181 southbound

Posted at 10:04 PM, Jun 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-23 09:59:07-04

A vehicle accident on US HWY 181 southbound brought traffic to a stop in Portland and sent one person to a hospital.

It happened Thursday evening at around 8 p.m. on the freeway heading south towards Nueces Bay Causeway from Portland. There, the incident reportedly began when a vehicle stalled on the roadway.

After the first car stalled, a second car slowed to a stop behind it. Unfortunately, a pickup truck didn’t stop and hit the second car, leading to a crash that blocked the roadway.

At the scene, KRIS 6 News confirmed that one person had been taken to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries. No one else was reported injured.

Traffic remained at a standstill or very slow speed on HWY 181 well into Portland towards Gregory at time of writing, while crews continued to address the accident site.

This is a developing story. We will provide further updates as they become available.