18-wheeler crashes into yard, causes power outage near Van

18-wheeler crashes into yard, causes power outage near Van
An 18-wheeler crashed into a yard and caused a power outage near Van

VAN, TX (KLTV) - A crash involving an 18-wheeler caused a power outage Thursday morning near Van.

Andrea Ingram was in bed at about 7:45 a.m. when she heard a loud boom and all her power went off. When she called her mother to investigate, she was informed the power outage was caused by a 18-wheeler that had crashed into their yard.

An 18-wheeler crashed into a yard and caused a power outage near Van (Source: Andrea Ingram)
An 18-wheeler crashed into a yard and caused a power outage near Van (Source: Andrea Ingram)

The City of Van Fire Department reported the crash occurred on Interstate 20, just west off mile marker 544 and the County Road 426. They reported the 18-wheeler left the roadway, crashed through a fence.

A power pole was broken in the crash causing power outages along County Road 426 and at the Van Middle School. Van fire reported that by 8:49 a.m., power had been restored.

The driver of the truck was not involved in the crash.

Van fire reported there was a small diesel leak from the fuel tank, which was contained.

An 18-wheeler crashed into a yard and caused a power outage near Van (Source: Andrea Ingram)
An 18-wheeler crashed into a yard and caused a power outage near Van (Source: Andrea Ingram)

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