Accident in Wingate results in natural gas leak from damaged truck

WINGATE, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) – An accident on Highway 153 resulted in natural gas leaking from one of the vehicle’s tanks. This occurred in an area where Wingate Fire Rescue has reported seven wrecks due to excessive speed for slick road conditions.

Just after 3:00 a.m. February 1, crews were dispatched to Highway 153, near the intersection of County Road 226. Upon arrival, crews found a single-vehicle accident with damage to the truck, trailer, and fence. One of the truck’s CNG tanks was damaged and leaking natural gas.

A shutdown was implemented and no injuries were reported. Officials shared that the conditions were slick and the truck was heading northbound.

Courtesy of Wingate Fire Rescue

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Wingate Fire Rescue shared that in this 500-foot stretch, there have been four semis and three civilian vehicles with trailers that lost control due to excessive speed for road conditions (moisture). All were heading northbound and crossed into oncoming traffic except for one, a commercial hay hauler who overcorrected after going off the right shoulder and flipped as the load shifted.

Wingate Fire Rescue would like to remind drivers to slow down and avoid accelerating while driving around curves in the road.

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