CHRIS JENNINGS / HERALD DEMOCRAT
A tanker truck carrying natural gasoline, a flammable by-product of propane production, rolled over on its side Tuesday morning, causing Spur 1417 to close between U.S. Highway 82 and S.H. 56. The driver, who was backing out of a driveway when the wreck occurred, was treated for back pain at the scene and released.
An overturned tanker truck closed Spur 1417 in Sherman for most of the morning Tuesday as local emergency agencies worked to clear the roadway.
The Sherman Fire Department received a call about the overturned truck at around 5:30 a.m. Tuesday. The tanker was loaded with natural gasoline, a by-product of propane production, but did not spill any of the flammable liquid in the accident.
“The driver was pulling out of his business, backed into the ditch and the vehicle overturned,” SFD Chief J.J. Jones said. “We secured a half mile radius around the truck and had a crew come in and offload the material. It was all evacuated from the truck, loaded on another truck and removed from the scene.”
SFD, with the assistance of the Texas Department of Transportation and Texas Department of Public Safety, had Spur 1417 closed from U.S. Hwy. 82 to Mitchell Road until about 1 p.m. Tuesday. The driver of the truck complained of some back pain after the low speed impact, but was treated at the scene and released.