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The truck crashed into the guardrail of the bridge which ruptured a fuel tank and resulted in a diesel spill.

There were no injuries, but emergency responders were dealing with a blocked highway for several hours on Thursday following an accident in the northern end of Newton County. Burkeville Fire Chief Charles Duckworth said the crash, involving an 18-wheeler, happened shortly after 4:00 p.m. on U.S. Highway 87 on the Yellow Bayou Bridge, about 5 miles south of Burkeville.

Texas Department of Public Safety Sergeant Shana Clark later said that a 2015 Kenworth truck was southbound when the front-right tire blew out, sending the truck crashing into the bridge guardrail, which in turn ruptured the fuel tank.

A haz-mat crew had to be called in to clean up a diesel spill.

Meanwhile, Clark said the driver, Corey Lacy, 43, of Beaumont, was uninjured.

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