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Wrong-way crash injures 6, closes 635

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Six people were hurt, including three children, in a wrong-way crash on Interstate 635 in Dallas that closed the roadway on Monday morning.

The incident happened at about 4:15 in the westbound lanes of 635, also known as LBJ Freeway, between Welch Road and Midway, in the northwest portion of the city.

According to investigators, a pickup truck traveling eastbound in the westbound lanes of the busy roadway struck two sport utility vehicles occupied by members of the same family that was driving from Alabama to El Paso.

The driver of the pickup, according to witnesses, was covered in blood when he ran across the freeway and fled. His passenger, who was said to have suffered non-life-threatening injuries, stayed at the scene but claimed he didn't know the driver, police said.

Six people in the other vehicles were injured, including a 4-month-old and two other children.

The children's injuries were not serious officials said, but a woman believed to be the mother of some of the children, was seriously hurt.

The wrecked vehicles were cleared before 6:30 a.m. but some lanes of 635 remained closed so crews could clear a fuel spill. All main lanes were re-opened by about 7:20 a.m.

Get traffic updates by following FOX 4's Chip Waggoner on Twitter: @chipwaggoner.

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