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Update: All lanes of I-10 now open following fatal collision
JEFFERSON COUNTY - A dispatcher with the Texas Department of Public Safety tells Fox 4 all lanes of I-10 East reopened shortly before 10 a.m. Tuesday following a fatal accident that forced troopers to close eastbound Interstate 10 near Smith Road beginning at about 12:30 a.m.
Troopers say an 18 wheeler and a 2007 Chevy Impala collided on I-10 about a half mile east of Smith Road, near the 8-44 mile marker.
The dispatcher tells Fox 4 Regina Kay Cole, 41, of Beaumont, was driving the Impala and died in the accident.
Two 20-year-old men in the Impala were hurt. One is in good condition and the other is in stable condition.
The driver of the tractor trailer wasn't hurt.