Driver flown to local hospital after 18-wheeler crash on rural road

(Falls County Sheriff's Office photo)
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FALLS COUNTY, Texas (KWTX) An 18-wheeler driver who was seriously injured in a crash early Tuesday afternoon on a rural road in Falls County was flown to an area hospital in critical condition.

The one-vehicle crash occurred at the intersection of FM 1771 and CR 249 north of Reagan, Falls County Sheriff Ricky Scaman said.

The driver evidently over-corrected after the 18-wheeler veered into the oncoming lane and the rig overturned.

The driver, who was not immediately identified, was ejected, Scaman said.

The 18-wheeler, which was hauling dirt, ended up on its side and appeared to be heavily damaged.

Further details weren’t immediately available.