PLAINVIEW, TX - The Texas Department of Public Safety said a crash along Interstate 27 Monday morning near Plainview was fatal. A photojournalist observed a tanker truck overturned along the roadway near exit 49b.
On Monday afternoon, DPS provided new details and said the crash happened at approximately 6:50 a.m. DPS identified the driver as Jerry Dean Heggestad, 48, of Hereford.
“A truck tractor semi-trailer was traveling south bound on I-27 just south of US 70 when it went off into the center median,” DPS said. “The driver over-corrected and the vehicle overturned into the center median.”
“The driver was ejected and pronounced deceased at the scene,” DPS said.
Previously, the northbound lanes of I-27 were closed. At the time of this report, crews were still working to clean up spilled diesel fuel and remove the semi from the center median.
The accident occurred in the 5200 block of Avenue Q around 6:40 p.m.
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