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3 hurt in crash with wrecker truck

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HOUSTON – Three people are in the hospital after two crashes involving a wrecker truck, police said. 

Around 11:40 p.m. Tuesday on Highway 288 and Elgin, a driver struck the back of a wrecker that was helping a couple stalled out in the emergency lane. 

The wrecker spun around and hit the couple's car. 

Officials said the driver was not paying attention when then they slammed into the wrecker.


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Police said the driver of the wrecker truck and a woman are in serious condition. 


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The pickup truck driver was treated for minor injuries.