Tanker truck bursts into flames, closing E. Texas Highway

SAN JACINTO COUNTY, TX - Highway 59 was shut down this morning at the San Jacinto/Liberty County line due to a tanker truck that burst into flames.

Lufkin DPS officials tell us that the driver of the tanker truck smelled an odor so he pulled off into a parking lot to check it out.

Just after the driver got out of the truck, it burst into flames.

According to authorities on the scene, Highway 59 has been reopened and traffic is getting back to normal.

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