Tractor trailer rig overturns on Highway 83

A tractor trailer rig overturned on Wednesday evening about three miles south of Winters injuring the driver, officials with the Runnels County Sheriff’s Office reported. The accident occurred at 6:52 p.m. on Highway 83. Slick roads caused the rig to overturn on its side, covering both the north and southbound lanes of traffic. The driver Juan Flores, 50, of San Antonio, was transported to Hendrick Medical Center in Abilene with non-life threatening injuries. Highway 83 was closed for several hours so the rig could be removed. Several agencies responded to the accident including the Winters Police Department, the Winters Volunteer Fire Department, Ballinger Volunteer Fire Department, the Texas Department of Public Safety, Texas Department of Transportation and North Runnels EMS.

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