Driver charged with DWI after 18-wheeler loaded with 8,000 gallons of propane overturns

WILLOW SPRINGS — The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office received a report on April 30 at approximately 8:30 p.m. of an 18-wheeler tank truck accident on State Highway 159 near Darden Loop in Willow Springs.

The Fayetteville Volunteer Fire Department, along EMS Unit Medic 2, Deputy Jonathan Richardson and DPS Trooper Austin Lynch, arrived at the scene to find the 18-wheeler tanker on its side.

The driver, Kevin Lee Johnson, 56, of Conroe climbed out of the truck and advised personnel at the scene that the tanker contained 8,000 gallons of propane.

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