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Two Semi Trucks Involved in Accident on U.S. Highway 77 North of Sinton, TX

SINTON, TX – A semi truck overturned on U.S. 77 and onother big rig veered off the road to avoid hitting it near Sinton, TX on March 11, 2014.

A semi truck overturned on U.S. Highway 77 north of Sinton, TX on March 11, 2014 and another semi truck veered off the road to avoid it.

A semi truck overturned on U.S. Highway 77 north of Sinton, TX on March 11, 2014 and another semi truck veered off the road to avoid it.

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DWI Truck Driver Kills Two Texas Teenagers and Injures A Third

EL PASO, TX – A 32-year old truck driver of a Toyota Tundra, who allegedly was driving under the influence of alcohol (DWI), killed two teenagers and injured another late Friday night, July 15, on loop 375. Police say that alcohol and speed contributed to the crash.

Police said 17-year old Mark Dobbs was pulled over on the shoulder of the freeway when 16-year old Aaron Carrillo and 16-year old John Cervoni pulled over to help him, and that is when the accident occurred. ... Read More

Arlington Man Killed in Truck Accident on Texas 360

ARLINGTON, TX – On early Sunday morning, May 22, at about 3 a.m., an Arlington Texas man was killed when the vehicle he was driving slammed into the back of tow truck on the side of Texas 360.

Map of Texas 360 and Division Street, Arlington, TX

Jeremy Weethee, 29, was pronounced dead at the scene by the Tarrant County medical examiner’s office who ruled his death an accident due to massive blunt-force trauma.

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Gas Drilling Truck Sideswipes School Bus in Dallas Texas

DALLAS, TX – A large gas drilling truck from Badger Corporation of Pittsburgh went left of center on Dallas Pike Road shortly after 3 p.m. Tuesday, May 10, sideswiping an Ohio County School bus carrying three students home from school.

No students or drivers were reported injured at the time of the incident, officials said. The rear bumper on the bus and the truck’s wheels were damaged in the accident.

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Pot Seized in McAllen 18 Wheeler Truck Accident

MCALLEN, TX- – A semi truck carrying almost five tons of marijuana crashed into a utility pole on Friday morning, April 29, in McAllen Texas.

Pot seized by DPS after 18 wheeler truck accident in McAllen Texas

The 18 wheeler was being followed by the Texas Department of Public Safety Criminal Investigation agents who suspected that the big rig truck was carrying the marijuana. ... Read More

Fatal Semi Truck Accident in Brownwood TX

BROWNWOOD, TX – A pedestrian was killed early Thursday morning just after midnight on Highway 183 just north of Brownwood, TX when he was struck by an oncoming semi truck.

EZ-Mart convenience store on Highway 183 in Brownwood, TX near the site of a fatal semi truck accident where a pedestrian was killed on May 5, 2011.

Brownwood is located in Brown County, Texas in the central part of the state, about 79 miles southeast of Abilene and about 68 miles nothwest of Killeen. ... Read More

Fort Worth Truck Accident Kills 1 Injures 5

FT WORTH, TX – A fatal accident occurred last Sunday, May 1, killing 1 person and injuring 5 when a silver 2003 Dodge four-door pickup carrying eight people spun out of control.

The pick up truck was traveling east in the center-left lane in the 2600 block of West Freeway about 8:45 p.m. when it hit standing water and spun out of control, killing 1 and injuring 5, according to police reports. ... Read More

Semi Spills Cargo in Corpus Christi Texas Truck Accident

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – A truck accident caused a semi trailer to spill its cargo Monday night, February 28, on a highway in Nueces County, Texas. The rollover crash closed down a section of U.S. Highway 77 at the juncture with Interstate 37, just west of the Gulf of Mexico in southeast Texas. The truck accident happened on the western edge of the Corpus Christi metro region in the neighborhood of Calallen, about 140 miles east of Laredo, TX and about 232 miles south of Houston, TX.

During the Monday afternoon commuter rush, truck driver Dan Thompson was driving a semi trailer truck through southeast Texas. Mr. Thompson reportedly has been driving large commercial trucks for over 37 years. The driver was carrying a cargo of approximately 40,000 pounds of aluminum scraps in cube form when the truck accident occurred. The cubes are roughly the size of 1 ½ foot squares. The cab section had the logo for LMT Trucking. ... Read More

Truck Accident, Chemical Spill Closes Texas Highway for Days

HAMSHIRE, TX – A truck accident Sunday morning, August 29, caused a hazardous chemical spill which will require a highway in Jefferson County, Texas to be closed for days. The collision between a semi tanker and a pickup truck also forced some area residents to evacuate their homes near the accident site on Interstate 10 near the city of Hamshire. The truck accident area is about 65 miles east of Houston in the southeast section of the state, about 86 miles northeast of Galveston, TX and about 81 miles southwest of Lake Charles, Louisiana.

Haz-mat teams from U.S. Environmental Services L.L.C were brought in to clean up the chemical spill and to offload the material that remained in the tanker after the truck accident

Early Sunday morning 30 year old Branden Swiney of Orange, TX was driving a semi tanker truck east on Interstate 10 in Jefferson County, TX. The tanker of the truck was carrying about 8,500 gallons of Isobutane, a hazardous chemical that can be extremely flammable. According to officials the chemical in the tanker was in both liquid and gas form. The chemical is toxic and can be deadly if inhaled and cause serious burns if it comes in contact with skin. ... Read More

Americanos Tour Bus Rollover Accident Near San Antonio Texas Kills 2

CAMPBELLTON, TX – An Americanos tour bus carrying an estimated 35 people traveling towards Matamoros, Mexico, flipped and landed on its right side. The accident, which killed 2 people and injured 18, happened Tuesday in Campbellton, Texas, on Interstate 37, about 50 miles south of San Antonio in the southern region of Texas.

Most of the injured are being transported to San Antonio’s Brooke Army Medical Center and University Hospital. The names of those killed were not released.

Emergency personnel, including fire trucks and ambulances, were on the scene. CNN affiliate KSAT reports that most of the injured are being transported to San Antonio’s Brooke Army Medical Center and University Hospital. The names of those killed were not released.

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