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Driver okay after skidding all the way off Texas highway


A truck driver is expected to recover after skidding off of a Decatur, Texas highway and landing on the roadway below over the weekend. 

The accident happened on US 81/287 on Saturday, May 25th in Decatur, Texas at approximately 5:33 a.m. 

According to the Wise County Messenger, 63-year-old trucker George Edward Crow was heading south in a 2005 Freightliner when he veered off the Texas highway at 500 South U.S. 81/287. The truck then skidded past the guardrail and plunged over a concrete bridge before landing on 800 W. Business 380 with the cab upright on the roadway and the bed sticking straight on in the air, balanced on the barrier wall. 

After the crash, Crow was transported to a nearby hospital with injuries described as non-life threatening. 

No further information about the accident has been released. 


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