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Tanker Accident Causes Oil Spill in Martin County

MARTIN COUNTY, TX (KWES) -

Hazmat crews were called out to an oil spill on Tuesday night after a tanker rolled on its side.

The accident happened north of Stanton on FM 846, around 7:30 p.m.

DPS Troopers say a semi tried to take a turn too fast causing the truck and trailer to roll.

The driver was treated and released at the hospital.

However, the truck began to leak crude oil.

Hazmat was able to contain the spill and the rest of the crude oil was transferred to another tanker.

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