Fuel truck turns over, driver receives minor injuries

One lane of U.S. Highway 287 North was closed for several hours Thursday due to the clean-up where a fuel truck had overturned in an early morning crash.
The incident occurred on U.S. 287 just north of the Farm-to-Market Road 174 crossover. Department of Public Safety officials report Noelia Flores, 51, Houston, was northbound driving a fuel tanker to deliver jet fuel to Sheppard Air Forece Base from Houston.
About 5:45 a.m. Thursday the driver failed to maintain a single lane for an unknown reason said the DPS and drove into the center median. She overcorrected to the right causing the vehicle to overturn and crash into the right bar ditch.
The driver was transported by Bowie Ambulance to Wise Regional Health System in Decatur where she was treated and released with minor injuries.
The accident led to a significant fuel leak into the ditch and surrounding area, which led the fire department and DPS to contact Wichita Falls Fire Department HAZMAT team to help with cleanup.

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