Semi flips during off-ramp move



Alexandria Randolph/Staff

Marble Falls Fire Rescue redirects fluid leaking from a fuel line of a toppled 18-wheeler into a bucket. The truck turned over on Friday afternoon after hitting an off-ramp at high speed.

by Alexandria Randolph

An 18-wheeler truck filled with petrol toppled to its side Friday afternoon, Aug. 22, while attempting to exit US 281 via the TX 71 westbound off-ramp.

Marble Falls Police Department officers said the driver, Kevin Pickens, 73, of Louisiana, was transported to Seton Highland Lakes with minor injuries after the 18-wheeler he was driving overturned onto its side in the accident around 2:30 p.m.

The truck is registered to Linden Bulk Transportation of Linden, New Jersey.

 “The driver was exiting US 281 and took the exit too fast and rolled it (the truck),” said Marble Falls Police Sgt. Barry Greer. “A witness said he never hit the brake.”

For more on the story, see Tuesday's Highlander.

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