18 Wheeler Burns in Seven Oaks, SEVEN OAKS, September 9, 2016 - At approximately 5:30 am on September 9, 2016, an 18 wheeler, driven by Kelvin Delton, 45, of Houston, was north-bound on US-59 when he began to smell smoke. Delton stated that he cracked his window to ventilate the cab of his truck. According to Delton, when he cracked the window, then the smoke began venting right out the window in front of his face. He glanced into the back and saw flames. Delton pulled into the truck stop in Seven Oaks and steered his rig away from gas pumps, stopped the engine, got out and alerted any nearby truckers to move their rigs a safe distance away. Corrigan and Livingston Volunteer Fire Departments were dispatched to the scene along with Deputies Jacob Hopper and Michaela Tinsley with the Polk County Sheriff's Office and Trooper Kyle Daniel with the Texas Highway Patrol. The firemen put the fire out but the cab was totaled. Fortunately, nobody was injured. A heavy duty wrecker from Riley's Wrecker Service out of Corrigan was summoned to clean up the mess.
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