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HAZMAT TEAM RESPONDS TO 18-WHEELER ACCIDENT

Posted On March 28, 2011 In Personal Injury

An 18-wheeler ran off the road and capsized early Monday morning, January 24. The truck accident occurred on Texas 105, four miles west of Sour Lake, according to The Beaumont Enterprise.

The truck ran off the road at approximately 5:45 am and flipped over after running into a ditch. Witnesses said it appeared that the driver fell asleep while driving.

The driver, Michael Brown, 49, of Lufkin, TX received treatment for minor injuries at nearby Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital. HazMat teams responded to clean up diesel fuel that leaked out after the truck accident. Trooper Stephanie Davis with the Department of Public Safety said that Texas 105 closed down in both directions while HazMat cleaned up the fuel. Adverse weather conditions made the cleanup more difficult. In a news release, Marc Shepherd with the Texas Department of Transportation announced that the highway had reopened.

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