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Oil tanker flips over, sends driver to hospital (video)

By chirst
Sept. 1, 2013 at 4:01 a.m.

Crews prepare to tow an Atlas crude oil tanker that flipped over onto its side Sunday morning on  state Highway 185 at U.S. Highway 59. The driver of the vehicle was taken to Citizens Medical Center.

The driver of a crude oil tanker was transported to Citizens Medical Center with minor injuries after his trailer flipped over.

Will Robbins, 38, of Victoria, was northbound on the U.S. Highway 59 frontage road attempting to turn right on state Highway 185, said Sgt. Lee Lemmons with the Victoria Police Department.

Robbins was treated and released from Citizens, said a hospital spokeswoman.

Speed may have been a factor in the wreck, Lemmons said, causing the load of the trailer to shift and turn the tanker over.

The tanker, an Atlas Oil truck, blocked 185 South until the crude oil could be safely removed and the tanker towed.



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