Trooper Gray Rozzell, information officer for the Texas Department of Public Safety, said the tanker carried hazardous material.
“There were 4,097 gallons of 1307 Xylene and 1,202 gallons of 1993 flammable liquid,” he said.
Rozzell explained that David Wayne Palmer, 45, of Mineral Wells, was driving south on Highway 281 just south of Oaks Crossing when, about 2:40 a.m., he drove into the west-side bar ditch and struck an embankment.
The 2007 Volvo truck with its 2002 Polaris trailer rolled onto the passenger side, spilling its load.
Palmer was transported to Palo Pinto General Hospital with what Rozzell described as non-incapacitating injuries.
He also said the spill was contained at the scene a fire department and a cleaning team.