Big rig overturns trying to avoid collision in Hwy 173 accident

This accident on Hwy 173 between Biry and Hondo left quite a mess, but thankfully what could have been a deadly collision was avoided. According to DPS, the 18-wheeler truck was headed toward Devine with a heavy load of limestone rock.

The passenger vehicle was headed north toward Hondo when the driver made a U-turn. The driver of the passenger vehicle was driving slowly as they were looking for a lost cell phone, according to the report. The driver of the 18-wheeler was not able to slow down enough but tried to steer around the car and lost control, rolling onto its side after the two vehicles collided, dumping the load on Hwy 173.

The truck driver was transported to University Hospital, but is expected to be okay. It happened on Thursday, June 25.

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