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UPDATE: Clean up continues after big rig overturns in Rusk Co.

RUSK COUNTY, TX (KLTV) - HAZMAT crews are still cleaning up an accident involving an overturned 18-wheeler hauling perishable items.

According to authorities, the accident happened just before 3:00 am, Thursday on Hwy 79 west of Hwy 42 near the Good Springs community.

The cab of the truck belonging to PFG Performance Food Services was completely destroyed when the driver lost control and overturned into a pasture next to a residence on Hwy 79.

Crews are finishing up the clean up process at this time. They are working to remove diesel that leaked from the fuel tanks and dispose of the perishable items the truck was carrying.

There was a driver and co-driver in the truck at the time of the accident, one of which was life flighted to a Tyler hospital with what is believed to be non-life threatening injuries.

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