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All lanes of US 290 near Barker Cypress reopen after crash involving METRO officer

The METRO officer was sideswiped while assisting with another crash.

The crash happened at about 2 a.m. Friday.

METRO officer was assisting with another crash when a vehicle sideswiped their unit.

The driver that caused the crash with the METRO officer was taken to a nearby hospital in an unknown condition. The METRO officer was also taken to a hospital with unknown injuries.

It’s unclear how long the westbound lanes of US 290 will be closed, but TxDOT is asking drivers to seek an alternate route.