Tanker truck rollover on I-35 leaves driver in critical condition

Published: Nov. 4, 2022 at 12:50 PM CDT
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LA SALLE COUNTY, TX. (KGNS) - The driver of a tanker truck is in critical condition after being involved in a rollover accident on I-35.

The accident happened on Friday at around 10 a.m. when La Salle County Emergency dispatchers received a call regarding a rollover on I-35 near mile marker 45 and 46.

According to preliminary reports, the rollover caused parts of the vehicle to be scattered on both the north and southbound lanes of I-35.

The damage sustained during the impact of the crash caused the truck portion of the commercial vehicle to detach from the tanker.

The Encinal Police Department was first on scene and were able to render aid along with the assistance of an off-duty firefighter who was passing by during the time of the crash.

The driver, a male subject in his mid-30s was transported to a San Antonio area hospital in critical condition.

Texas Department of Public Safety (TX DPS) will be taking over the crash investigation & investigating what caused the accident.

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