Tractor-trailer stuck in the San Marcos River

A man is in critical condition at University Medical Center Brackenridge after his semi-tractor trailer rolled into the San Marcos River on Friday morning.

According to the Department of Public Safety, the accident happened just before 7 a.m. on County Road 266 bridge over the San Marcos River.

“The truck driver was going southbound on CR 266 when he took a turn that was too narrow,” said DPS Trooper Robbie Barrera. “The turn caused the back wheels to go off the roadway, which in turn flipped the truck and trailer into the San Marcos River.”

The driver was transported to a nearby hospital and then a medical helicopter took him to UMCB.

The truck was carrying pellets for the athletic track at San Marcos High School. Hazmat crews are on standby to make sure nothing from the truck will contaminate the river.

Crews had to wait several hours for a crane to arrive and lift it out of the water, and were still on the scene at 11 p.m. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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