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Truck driver crashes and rig overturns on lawn of Jasper home
JASPER - by Steve W Stewart/KJAS & Rayburn Broadcasting Company
A large truck went off the highway and crashed in the front yard of a house just west of Jasper on Wednesday morning, and the accident is being blamed on the driver falling asleep at the wheel. The crash occurred shortly after 4:00 on Highway 190 West, directly across from Hillcrest Baptist Church.
According to Trooper Curtis Bennett of the Texas Department of Public Safety, the driver, identified as 42-year-old James Lavon Turk, of Houston, was traveling eastbound when his truck left the roadway, struck a culvert, and then partially overturned. Turk was not injured in the crash.
Diesel began spilling from a ruptured fuel tank on the truck, and the volunteers of the Jasper Fire Department had to be called to the scene.
The truck, which belonged to Action Meat Distributors in Houston, was hauling a full load of frozen meat, and firefighters worked with a crew from Jasper Towing & Recovery to unload the trailer before they attempted to roll it back on its wheels.