Two semi-trucks wreck in same spot, minutes apart

Posted at 9:06 PM, Aug 15, 2016
and last updated 2017-03-02 17:38:05-05

Two semi-trucks traveling on Highway 6, wrecked within a 15 minute span. 

A Department of Public Safety official said this happened on the Highway 6, Highway 164 split near Hallsburg. Emergency crews received the call for help shortly before 7:00 p.m.

The first truck hydroplaned, and then about 15 minutes later, the second truck slid off the highway.

Honey was being carried on the second truck, and soon that honey, plus diesel were spilling all over the highway. An officer with DPS said the clean up of the honey and fuel will take about 8 hours. 

Authorities said the trucks were traveling too fast for road conditions.

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