MUSTANG RIDGE, Texas (KXAN) - One person died overnight when a pickup truck got pinned under a gas tanker on State Highway 21 in Mustang Ridge.
The accident at about 11:30 p.m. Tuesday shut down the eastbound lanes of SH 21, near the interchange with U.S. Highway 183. The highway reopened at 6:20 a.m. Wednesday.
The pickup truck driver died at the scene. The tanker driver was not hurt.
Emergency workers have freed the truck from under the big rig. They off-loaded the fuel from the tanker, and no fuel spilled. It was a tricky process.
"Dealing with the product that we had -- but unleaded fuel and diesel fuel and the mixture of the two with fumes -- any type of spark could have caused an explosion of some kind," said Chisholm Trail Fire Rescue Assistant Chief Craig Kolls. "So that's one thing we were being very careful of -- to make sure we didn't cause any kind of spark."
Mustang Ridge police officers are still investigating the cause of the crash.
Late Saturday night into early Sunday morning, a light band of freezing drizzle traversed the I-35 corridor eastward. With sub-freezing temperatures, even the light precipitation created major problems.
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A representative at the Fayette County Sheriff's office said that Fayette County is effectively shut down due to icy conditions.