One dead after septic truck hits power pole, rolls over

Austin
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AUSTIN (KXAN) — A man died Thursday morning after crashing a septic truck into an electrical pole in southeast Austin, according to the Travis County Sheriff’s Office.

The crash happened at 5:51 a.m. near the intersection of Thaxton Road and Sassman Road, south of where McKinney Falls Parkway turns into Thaxton Road. The Department of Public Safety says the Texas Disposal System truck driver was headed north and went off the side of the road, over corrected, drove across both lanes and then rolled over. It’s not known if its contents spilled.

Northbound lanes are blocked heading to McKinney Falls Parkway. Del Valle ISD buses are being rerouted.

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