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Man transported after 18-wheeler wreck near Cuero

By BY DIANNA WRAY - DWRAY@VICAD.COM
Nov. 19, 2012 at 5:19 a.m.
Updated Nov. 20, 2012 at 5:20 a.m.

A truck ready to be towed which was involved in an accident off of HWY 87 in Mustang Mott.

CUERO - A man was taken to the hospital after an 18-wheeler wreck Monday evening.

Rogelio Cantu Jr. was driving east on Farm-to-Market Road 2542 when the Patriot Trucking 18-wheeler he was driving ran off the right side of the road. The vehicle rolled, landing on its side, Department of Public Safety Trooper Elizabeth Tolbert said.

The driver's age and city of residence were not available Monday.

The vehicle was leaking diesel from its fuel tank, and some of the oil field mud the truck was hauling spilled. While the mud is not considered hazardous, an environmental cleanup crew cleared the spilled material from the road, Tolbert said.

The road, off of U.S. Highway 87 a few miles outside of Cuero, was closed while the wreck was cleared and cleaned up. It re-opened after 9 p.m. Monday.

Cantu was taken to Cuero Community Hospital. His condition was not available Monday night.

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