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18-Wheeler Overturns on Hwy 77

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ROBSTOWN (Kiii News) -

An early morning accident Tuesday closed the northbound lanes of the overpass at Highway 77 and County Road 44.  The Robstown Police Department said an 18-Wheeler struck the wall of the Highway 77 overpass and flipped on its side around 2 a.m.

The rig was severely damaged, however the driver managed to escape with only minor injuries.  It took crews several hours to clear the scene because a large amount of diesel fuel was spilled.  The cause of the accident is unknown; however roads were slick from overnight rain.