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7/28/06-Longview

Truck Crashes On Gregg County Highway

  A frightening scene on the interstate Friday evening in Gregg County. An 18 wheeler crashes off the roadway , bursting into flames, and miraculously no one is killed.   It happened around 6:30 at I-20 and Highway 31, where state troopers say a Florida driver lost control and crashed through a barrier. The driver crashed through a westbound highway barrier, down an embankment, and crashed into the oncoming lanes of 31, the gas tanks then burst into flames.  
  Emergency crews were quickly on the scene and pulled the driver out of the burning tractor. 31 was closed down while firefighters doused the blaze, but amazingly no other vehicles were hit, and the driver even escaped and was hospitalized with minor injuries.  

Reported by Bob Hallmark, bhallmark@kltv.com

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