NOLANVILLE — One 18-wheeler hit another truck and then rolled onto its side near the Nolanville hill on U.S. Highway 190/Interstate 14 this morning.
The wreck happened shortly after 8 a.m. in the eastbound lanes near mile marker 294, and traffic is still backed up, said Sgt. David Roberts with the Texas Department of Public Safety at about 9:30 a.m.
Units from Central Bell County Fire and Rescue, Texas Highway Patrol and the Department of Public Safety responded to the incident.
Authorities have shut down eastbound lanes of the highway at the Paddy Hamilton Road exit and were directing traffic to the service road. Roberts said. Both eastbound lanes will be shut down until about noon as officials continue to clear the scene.
The wreck occurred as traffic was slowing due to another incident further east on U.S. Highway 190/Interstate 14, according to Cpl. Robert Watts with the Texas Highway Patrol, who was at the scene. The 18-wheeler was in the right lane, and somehow lost control. It hit the tanker truck in front of it, veered into the median and rolled onto its side, spilling its load of gravel.
The other 18-wheeler that was hit came to a stop without crashing, Roberts said.
The driver that rolled over was taken to Scott & White Medical Center in Temple with minor injuries. No other injuries were reported.
The incident continues to be investigated.