UPDATED: Boy escapes serious injury in Houston crash Tuesday

A Raymondville teenager escaped serious injury when his truck was struck Tuesday afternoon by a trailer-truck unit at U.S. 63 and Highway B.

Justin K. Buchholz, 16, of Raymondville, was traveling eastbound across the U.S. 63 lanes when he was struck by the southbound rig operated by Paul R. Abel, 59, of West Plains.

Buchholz was taken to Texas County Memorial Hospital by ambulance.

Members of the Houston Police Department, Missouri State Highway Patrol, Texas County Rescue Squad and Houston Fire Department were called to the scene.

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