Medical episode may have caused Lamar Co. semi accident

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LAMAR COUNTY, TX-- Authorities say a semi driver, who ran off the road Thursday morning in Lamar County, may have suffered a medical episode.

Lamar County Sheriff's Deputies say just before noon a semi truck was heading southbound on SH 19/24, when the driver suffered what is believed to be a medical episode.

He then crossed into the northbound lane, left the roadway, struck a utility pole and drove through a corn field before coming to a stop.

The driver was taken by ambulance to PRMC. His condition is unknown.

Traffic was temporarily shut down due to a power line laying across the highway. Lamar Electric Co-op says, about 130 homes lost power but it has since been restored.