Truck Headed to WV with Detonators Crashes in TX

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

GONZALES, Texas (AP) - A semitrailer hauling detonators and aluminum powder to West Virginia collided with a car in Texas today, killing two people.

Texas Department of Public Safety spokesman Travis Hall says there was no explosion. Hall says crews unloaded the tractor-trailer's cargo, which was headed to West Virginia to be used in mining operations.

Hall says the northbound semitrailer hit a car that crossed into its lanes when the driver overcorrected after going off the road. Two people in the car were killed.

Authorities closed a portion of a highway south of Interstate 10 near Gonzales, Texas, and asked for the evacuation of residents within a two-mile radius. Hall says those who left later returned to their homes and the highway was reopened later today.

Gonzales is about 75 miles east of San Antonio.

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