Southbound lanes back open after horrific wreck near Cleveland

HOUSTON (KTRK) -- An accident involving four vehicles -- including an 18-wheeler -- closed the southbound lanes of 59 between Cleveland and Splendora for hours earlier today.

We're told a Chevy Trailblazer broke down in the middle of moving lanes of traffic, and a Ford F-15 stopped behind it, but the driver didn't turn on hazards. An 18-wheeler then hit the F-150, which hit the Trailblazer and sent it rolling.

There were three people in one of the vehicles and five in the other. A total of five people were transported to the hospital via Life Flight. Two, we're told, are in very critical condition.

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The accident had closed all southbound lanes on 59. All lanes were opened back up a little before 5pm.







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