A driver walked away from a tractor-trailer crash uninjured Friday afternoon on U.S. 59 Business near U.S. 77.

Ladarrian Anthony, 25, of San Antonio, tried to take a left off the U.S. 59 feeder road onto U.S. 59 South toward Goliad in a 10-wheel trailer-tractor, said Trooper Dillion Steadman, of the Texas Department of Public Safety. He took the turn at an unsafe speed that caused the vehicle to land on its side and leak a large amount of non-hazardous liquid onto the roadway.

“It was a little bit of transmission fluid and motor oil, but mostly calcium fluoride,” Steadman said.

Anthony, who works for Drillwell Energy Services, received a citation for driving at an unsafe speed.

The Victoria County Sheriff’s Office, Department of Public Safety, Victoria Fire Department and Quail Creek Volunteer Fire Department responded to the crash about 5 p.m.

The wreck is still under investigation by the DPS.

Kali Venable is a public safety reporter for the Victoria Advocate. She can be reached at 361-580-6558 or at kvenable@vicad.com.

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I live in the Quail Creek subdivision, and these type of accidents are occurring much more often. There have been several in the last year at that exit. TXDOT really needs to add some additional warning speed signs, maybe with flashing lights. It is becoming quite dangerous.

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