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DRUG TRUCK CRASH CLOSES SH 105

Just after midnight an 18-wheeler carrying oilfield equipment rear-ended a bobtail truck loaded with prescription drugs. The bobtail truck box ruptured and drugs, syringes, and other pharmaceutical supplies were scattered for several hundred yards along SH 105. The driver of the 18-wheeler escaped injury. One piece of equipment came through the back wall of the sleeper. Drugs were even on top of the cab of the truck. The 18-wheeler ended up in the ditch. The engine and transmission broke loose. Crews spent the entire night picking up- drugs and combing the area making sure nothing was missed. The trucks took several heavy-duty trucks to move it. Hazmat International was responsible for the cleanup, Miller, Texan and Saddle Creek Heavy Duty wreckers spent hours unloading the 18 wheeler and getting it back on the roadway. Other wrecker drivers assisted in stacking boxes of drugs as another truck came to pick them up and return them to the distributor. The driver of the 18-wheeler tells DPS he does not remember what happened.

AT 550AM- THE 18 WHEELER IS STILL IN THE DITCH. IT IS EXPECTED TO BE AT LEAST 7 AM BEFORE THE ROAD CAN REOPEN,

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