Updated: Thursday, 30 Jul 2009, 4:26 PM CDT
Published : Thursday, 30 Jul 2009, 4:07 PM CDT
Bastrop County (KXAN) - George Center and Larry Dean Goodwill died Wednesday after their trucks - one a UPS truck and the other a septic truck - crashed head-on on Highway 95 in Bastrop County.
Center, 37, was driving the UPS truck when a tire blew out, causing him to swerve into oncoming traffic and hit Goodwill, 52, who was driving the septic truck.
The accident happened around 3:45 p.m. on Wednesday near the intersection of Highway 95 and Cedar Hills Drive, about three miles south of Elgin.
According to a DPS trooper on the scene, the UPS delivery truck hit a septic truck head-on. The delivery truck was driving north on Highway 95 and the septic truck was traveling south.
According to Bastrop County dispatch, Highway 95 reopened to traffic just after 9:00 p.m.
A Texas Department of Transportation spokesman said that concerns about leaking raw sewage from the septic truck kept the road from reopening sooner.