June 26, 2022 4:05 am



Just after midnight, an 18-wheeler tank truck was eastbound on SH 105 between Cleveland and Tarkington when the driver swerved to miss a vehicle coming at him head-on in his lane. His trailer went into the ditch and caused the truck to roll over. The driver was not injured but it closed SH 105. Moments later J and J Heavy Duty Wrecker which was dispatched to the tanker rollover was eastbound on SH 105 in front of the Ranch Hand Restuarant when a dog ran out in front of him. The driver swerved to miss the dog and rolled the large heavy duty wrecker over. Tarkington and Cleveland Fire Departments responded. The wrecker driver was transported to Memorial Hermann in Houston by Life Flight in critical condition. At the time of this writing, he remains in surgery. As the wrecker crash was cleared, Smith Towing, Miller Heavy Duty, and Saddle Creek Towing hooked to the 18-wheeler. As soon as HAZMAT International finished pumping the tank out all four wreckers hooked on and righted the truck. As this was happening an 18-wheeler Lumber truck tried to turn around at SH 105 and SH 321 and ran into the ditch. Smith towing pulled him out. SH 105 has reopened at 5 am.

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