Tyler Police, Tyler Fire and HAZMAT responded to the scene of a wreck involving a tanker truck that ran off the roadway on Commerce and Loop 323.
According to Tyler Fire PIO Paul Findley, about 700 gallons of jet fuel were released onto the ground, from the truck that can hold up to 7,500 gallons. There is some fuel out on the ground still, but it has been stopped from going further into the woods.
The environmental impact is unclear at this time. A third party is coming to clean up the fuel that did leak out of the tanker.
The truck was en route to Delek Refinery. Findley says there will be an investigation.
It is believed the wreck was caused by a distraction. The driver will be cited for failure to maintain a single lane. Part of the truck hit the guardrail initiating the leak.
Saturday, May 25 2013 9:18 AM EDT2013-05-25 13:18:01 GMT
Cherokee County authorities are investigating a fatal house fire Friday night. It happened just before 7:30 on County Road 3302 outside of Jacksonville. The Jacksonville Fire Department, Cherokee County
Happened just outside of Jacksonville on Friday night.
Thursday, May 23 2013 10:57 PM EDT2013-05-24 02:57:54 GMT
The Rusk County Sheriff's Office is investigating a plane that crashed near East Texas Regional Airport in Gregg County Thursday evening.Sgt. David Roberts with the Rusk County Sheriff's Office tells KLTV
Authorities say pilot, who was alone onboard, did not suffer serious injuries.
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:15 PM EDT2013-05-21 16:15:40 GMT
Smith County Sheriff's Department responded a short time ago to a call from west Smith county.The call was in the 100 block of Patton Street, south of 64W. When deputies arrived, they say they were told
Smith County Sheriff's Department responded a short time ago to a call from west Smith county.