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Mell V. Waters

18-wheeler overturns on U.S. 290

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Tow crews work to remove a semi-truck that overturned on U.S. 290 March 14 in Elgin. Photo by Fernando Castro

Another semi-truck accident closed U.S. 290 last Tuesday.On March 14, at 8:45 a.m., an 18-wheeler overturned on U.S. 290 eastbound at the intersection with Saratoga Farms across the road from Texas 95. The scene cleared in a little over two hours.“We had an 18-wheeler hauling a metal connex box,” said Commander Aaron Crim. “There were no injuries.”The freightliner was the only vehicle involved. Due to the truck’s low rate of speed, minimal damage was reported.“The cause of the crash is still under investigation,” added Crim.Elgin firefighters also responded to the crash.Last week’s accident was the second in two weeks involving 18-wheelers on U.S. 290. On Feb. 28, EPD responded to a west Elgin accident ...

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