GALLERY: 18-wheeler overturns on Hwy 83/84, traffic diverted

POSTED: 9:21 AM Aug 15 2014   UPDATED: 9:23 AM Aug 15 2014

An 18-wheeler hauling metal overturned Friday morning on Hwy 83/84 at the split leading to Coleman and Tuscola – in far south Taylor County.

As of 9 a.m., the two lanes for traffic heading southbound on Hwy 84 were closed, so that crews could clear the square metal tubing from the road.

According to authorities, the driver was heading northbound on Hwy 83, swerved to a miss another vehicle at the stop sign, the truck’s load shifted and the vehicle to turn over.

The truck driver was taken via ambulance to Abilene Regional Medical Center for minor injuries.

Photos by Scott Martin/KTXS News

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