Tanker Crash & Explosion on US 290 Near Giddings, TX Leaves 2 Critically Injured

Two people were critically injured after a fiery collision involving a trailer carrying barrels of crude oil on US 290 in Lee County, Texas. The incident occurred at about 10:49 a.m. on Sunday, June 23, just east of Giddings, near the intersection of FM 180 and US 290. A tractor-trailer carrying barrels of crude oil attempted to enter the eastbound lane on US 290 when it collided with an SUV that was traveling east.

The SUV struck the trailer, causing a massive explosion that left the man and woman inside the SUV fighting for their lives. Both were transferred to a hospital in Austin in critical condition, according to Lee County EMS.

It took firefighters several hours to extinguish the fire, and both the eastbound and westbound lanes of US 290 were closed at FM 180 as crews worked at the scene. Texas DPS is currently investigating the circumstances that led to the collision.

Any traffic collision may have serious consequences, but the risks are far greater when a large vehicle such as a tanker or tractor-trailer is involved. When such a vehicle is also towing a hazardous load, such as crude oil, the results can be catastrophic. Our hearts go out to the injured, and we will continue to follow the details of this incident and investigation as they develop.

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