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News: 5-vehicle wreck involving propane truck kills 1 at Algoa-Friendswood Rd and FM 517

Posted on Wednesday, August 18th, 2021 at 7:22 pm    

ALGOA, TX – A multi-vehicle collision involving a propane truck took the life of a person at Algoa-Friendswood Rd and FM 517 on Tuesday afternoon, KHOU reports.

A driver was driving on westbound FM 517 when they strayed into the eastbound lanes and collided with a propane truck. The force of the impact caused the propane truck to roll over and collide with multiple vehicles. The vehicle that initially struck the propane truck burst into flames following the collision.

First responders were dispatched to the scene around 4 p.m. They pronounced the driver that first hit the propane truck dead at the scene. The driver of the propane truck was transported to a nearby hospital. The condition of the other drivers involved in the crash is unknown.

Hazmat crews were called in to help clean up the propane from the roadway.

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