The southbound lane of State Highway 289 was briefly shutdown on Saturday evening as the Sherman Fire Department responded to a one vehicle accident on the highway.

The southbound lane of State Highway 289 was briefly shutdown on Saturday evening as the Sherman Fire Department responded to a one vehicle accident on the highway.


The accident occurred at 5:11 p.m. on the southbound lane of Hwy. 289, just north of State Highway 56, said Bill Mason, battalion chief for Sherman Fire. A red 2002 Ford Explorer was driving southbound when it was forced off right side of the road to avoid a small silver car driving on the wrong side of the road, said Texas Highway Patrol Trooper Greg Whitmire. The truck skidded before flipping twice and landing upright, said Whitmire.


First responders were forced to remove the rear passenger door to rescue a trapped passenger in the front, said Macon. Both the passenger and driver of the Explorer were transported to Texoma Medical Center with unspecified injuries, said Macon. Whitmire said the injuries did not appear to be life threatening.


There are no leads or additional information on the silver car involved in the accident, said Whitmire.