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18-wheeler rolls over spilling hydraulic fluid onto roadway

Posted at 4:40 PM, Dec 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-30 20:16:26-05

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — An 18-wheeler toppled over this afternoon creating a mess on the roads. It happened around 1:20 at IH-37 curving onto SH-358. The driver was transporting oil field pumps and a hydraulic stand on a flatbed when the items shifted while he was taking the curve. According to authorities, the shift in weight led to the accident.

The exit ramp was temporarily closed while crews up-righted the big rig. Hazmat crews were called out to clean up hydraulic fluid that spilled on the roads. No other vehicles were involved in the accident. The driver was not injured but was cited for not securing his load.