SAN JACINTO — The Texas Department of Public Safety Troopers investigated a crash on U.S. Highway 59, near Red Road, that occurred Oct. 9.
The preliminary investigation indicates that at approximately 3 p.m., a 2011 Peterbilt truck tractor hauling hazardous materials was traveling south.
The driver, 39-year-old Jose Olvera of Houston, heard a noise and began to feel heat emitting from the floorboard. The driver pulled to the west shoulder and exited the vehicle shortly after it caught fire. No hazardous material escaped.
The driver was not injured.