Accident involving gas truck closed lanes on SH 71, FM 973 in Del Valle

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DEL VALLE, Texas (KXAN) — A person was hospitalized Monday morning after a fuel truck crash on State Highway 71 in Del Valle.

The Austin Fire Department tweeted about the accident involving two commercial trucks at the intersection of FM 973 and SH 71, just east of Austin-Bergstrom International Airport.

  • An accident involving two commercial trucks near FM 973 and SH 71 on Monday morning closed the lanes.  It was learned that one person who was taken to the hospital was not life-threatening.  (Austin Department of Transportation photo)

Austin-Travis County EMS said a person got stuck in one of the trucks and had to be cut. He died in St. Petersburg with injuries believed to be non-life-threatening. David’s South Austin Medical Center.

AFD said fuel had to be taken from a truck before the lanes could reopen.

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