• September 17, 2014

Wreck on 190 in Killeen shuts down eastbound lanes

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Posted: Friday, August 8, 2014 4:26 pm

A 12-vehicle crash involving a dump truck occurred on U.S. Highway 190 in Killeen Friday afternoon near Rosewood Drive.

Killeen Police Department spokeswoman Ofelia Miramontez said it’s unclear why the dump truck apparently lost control and “ping-ponged” into 11 other vehicles in the eastbound lanes of the highway, which is under construction. No injuries were reported.

Traffic in the eastbound lanes was completely blocked as crews cleared debris and a spilled liquid that resulted from the crash. A hazardous material team from Austin was called in to help in the clean-up, Miramontez said.

She said it was unclear if the spilled liquid was fuel or another material, and the crash is still under investigation.

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1 comment:

  • coywatch1 posted at 9:40 am on Sat, Aug 9, 2014.

    coywatch1 Posts: 3

    Honestly, I'm not surprised that this doesn't happen a lot more on 190. I've almost been side swiped three times in the last two weeks from someone not checking their side mirror or blind spot, plus the rate of speed that most travel on this road, especially, through the construction zone is insane. I'm not referring to the posted speed limit either but the speed limit that most use (80 to 90 mph in the 75 zone and 65 to 80 mph in the 55 zone). Must be because they feel the need to hurry or rush in order to get absolutely nowhere but it's obvious that their immense lives are vastly more important than the rest of ours.