7 hospitalized, 1 critical, after southeast Abilene crash

ABILENE, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) - 7 people were hospitalized, 1 is in critical condition, following a 2-vehicle crash in southeast Abilene Thanksgiving Day.

Police at the scene told KTAB and KRBC an SUV was stopped at the intersection of Hwy 36 and Loop 322 when it was rear-ended by a truck around 1:00 p,m.

The driver of the truck was rushed to the hospital in critical condition, and the driver of the SUV along with 5 other people involved were hospitalized with minor injuries, according to police.

Investigators believe alcohol or drugs may have played a factor in the crash but they are still trying to determine an official cause. 

BigCountryHomepage will update this article is a soon as additional information is available. 

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