18-wheeler crashes into tank battery in Runnels County

POSTED: 11:39 AM Oct 09 2012   UPDATED: 8:55 AM Oct 09 2012
Runnels County Crash

An 18-wheeler traveling on Highway 153 became airborne and crashed into a tank battery in Runnels County on Sunday. According to Assistant Chief John Pierik III of the Wingate Volunteer Fire department, the driver was traveling on Highway 153 around 6:30 p.m. on Sunday when he left the road and became airborne about two miles south of Wingate. The truck then struck a tank battery, causing oil to spray across the highway.