2 children among those injured in 11-vehicle pileup involving 18-wheeler on North Freeway

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Eleven vehicles were involved in a wreck with an 18-wheeler Monday morning on I-45 northbound at Mt. Houston Road.

According to other drivers involved, there was an earlier two-car crash, and that's why people on the road were stopping.

The 18-wheeler driver told ABC13 he did not fall asleep. He says he just couldn't stop fast enough when someone cut him off.

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Herman confirmed a Precinct 4 deputy in his personal vehicle was involved in the crash.
Two children and an adult in a white Hyundai Accent were taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

At one point, all lanes were shut down but have since reopened.

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