Man Sent to Hospital after Diesel Truck Crash - KAUZ-TV: Newschannel 6 Now | Wichita Falls, TX

Man Sent to Hospital after Diesel Truck Crash

Posted: Updated:

A single vehicle crash on Highway 79 sent one man to the hospital Saturday morning.

The Department of Public Safety troopers said the man crashed his diesel truck around 10:00 a.m., 2 miles south of Farm Road 2224 as he was driving northbound on Highway 79.

The driver lost control of his truck when his right front tire blew out.

That caused his truck to slide down an embankment, through an iron fence, between two telephone poles and into a field of mesquite trees.

He was transported to United Regional Hospital with a fractured ankle.

  • News HeadlinesNews HeadlinesMore>>

  • SKYWARN 6 FORECAST

    Sunny, Windy Thursday

    Windy and Warm

    Thursday, April 24 2014 6:22 AM EDT2014-04-24 10:22:38 GMT
    Severe Weather Risk Returns Saturday
    Severe Weather Risk Returns Saturday
  • Abundance Of Animals Seized In Wichita Falls

    Abundance Of Animals Seized In Wichita Falls

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 11:34 PM EDT2014-04-24 03:34:27 GMT
    The City of Wichita Falls Animal Services obtain over 50 dogs and cats from a man’s home in Wichita Falls. 
    The City of Wichita Falls Animal Services obtain over 50 dogs and cats from a man’s home in Wichita Falls. 
  • Color Run to Benefit Faith Ministries

    Color Run to Benefit Faith Ministries

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 10:43 PM EDT2014-04-24 02:43:44 GMT
    Midwestern State University students and the Wichita Falls community came together to help a local charity Wednesday evening. 
    Midwestern State University students and the Wichita Falls community came together to help a local charity Wednesday evening.