Highway 84 back open after crash involving tanker truck leak

Published: Nov. 30, 2022 at 11:31 AM CST|Updated: Dec. 1, 2022 at 8:14 AM CST
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SHALLOWATER, Texas (KCBD) - Highway 84 near Shallowater is back open again after a crash involving a tanker truck.

The westbound lanes were closed at FM 1294 for several hours while crews cleaned up the spill and reopened early Thursday morning.

The crash happened around 11:15 a.m. Wednesday.

Officials with the Texas Department of Public Safety say the crash involved a semi-truck and a pickup truck. Hazmat was called to the scene due to the tanker leaking. The driver of the semi was taken to University Medical Center with minor injuries.

According to DPS, the pickup was on the improved shoulder of westbound US 84, southeast of FM 1294. The semi was westbound on US 84 approaching FM1294 when the driver of the pickup turned when unsafe into the path of the semi. The semi swerved to avoid a collision and ended up sideswiping the pickup.

After the impact, the semi traveled into the center median of US 84 and rolled over approximately one-and-a-half times.

DPS officials say there were six people inside the pickup involved in the crash, and none were injured.