18 Wheeler rolls onto its side on U.S. 281

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POSTED: Tuesday, September 3, 2013 - 12:42pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, September 4, 2013 - 8:56am

Texas Department of Public Safety is reporting of an 18-wheeler rollover accident on U.S. 281.

A Freightliner truck towing a trailer, as it was traveling south, lost control after the driver over corrected causing it to roll onto its side.

The tractor came to a stop blocking a section of U.S. 281 just north of FM 186 causing traffic to be diverted to the shoulder lane.

The driver, a 61 year-old man from Houston, was taken to McAllen Medical hospital with only minor injuries.

Troopers are having the trailer removed, which may take several hours, and the investigation continues into the cause of the accident.

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