Sherman L. Thompson, 49, complained of back and neck pain and sustained a gash to his head, according to a Goliad County Sheriff's Office report. Goliad EMS and Goliad Fire Department personnel were dispatched to the scene at 3:41 a.m. The vehicle ran off the roadway and struck a tree.
The tanker separated from the cab, forcing partial closure of U.S. Highway 183 until 8:25 a.m.
There was no spill from the tanker. The truck was registered to Rush Truck Leasing out of New Braunfels. The tanker trailer was registered to Suncoast Resources out of Houston.
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