Diesel tanker explodes in fireball on I20 in Sweetwater
SWEETWATER, TX (KCBD) - Smoke and flames were visible for miles as an 18-wheeler carrying diesel fuel caught fire on I-20 in Sweetwater on Thursday.
The driver of that semi was airlifted to University Medical Center.
DPS says the wreck happened near the TA Truck Stop around noon.
The semi was towing a tanker with diesel fuel when it went off the road and caught fire.
Witnesses say they heard an explosion as a fireball erupted in the air.
Viewer video shows the fire and billowing smoke near an overpass.
The driver has been identified as 26-year-old Josh Winegeart of Sweetwater. We're working to find out his current condition as of Thursday night.
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