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Driver injured in tractor trailer wreck near Overton

From Staff Reports
Jan. 17, 2012 at 5:14 a.m.


The driver of a tractor trailer was transported to an area hospital this morning after his rig went off the roadway and hit a tree near Overton.

Department of Public Safety Trooper Jonathan Peters says driver Robert Valdetero, 40, was traveling westbound on FM 850 at about 5 a.m. when the wreck occured about a mile west of Overton.

When the rig hit the tree, the cab separated from the rest of the rig, Peters said.

Valedetero was transported to Trinity Mother Frances Medical Center in Tyler.

Traffic was down to one lane in the area until about 10 a.m.

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