Truck Overturned on Highway 265 Closes Road For a Time UPDATE

Overturned Fuel Truck
Photo Courtesy Western Taney County Fire

by: Scott McCaulley

A traffic accident on Highway 265 near the intersection with 376 resulted in a Propane Truck overturning and the closure of the road for a time Tuesday.

Multiple agencies responded to the accident with Western Taney County Fire reporting on their Facebook Page that a Branson Fire Unit was first on the scene shortly after 9:00 am followed quickly by WTCFPD Units. They discovered the Propane Truck on its side with a small leak in the tank. The release states the leak was small and eventually sealed but it did cause traffic to be shut-down on Highway 265 for several hours to clean-up.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol worked the accident as well and their on-line report indicates that the crash occurred when the Propane Truck, driven by 42-year-old Bryan Ussery of Hollister, was northbound on 265 when it traveled off the right side of the road striking a driveway before overturning striking a pick-up truck that was southbound on the highway.

Ussery sustained moderate injuries and was taken by Taney County Ambulance to Cox Medical Center in Branson for treatment. Meanwhile the driver of the pick-up, 55-year-old Darren Waggoner of Aurora, refused treatment at the scene according to the WTCFPD Release.


Previous UPDATE
From: Jacob Blount, Ozarks First

A propane truck overturned in Taney County late Tuesday morning.

Officials say the incident is under control and there is no danger to the public.

Western Taney County Assistant Fire Chief James Lannan says the leak has been plugged. It was a valve that was hit and then filled with debris, and they will not need to pump out propane. Branson Fire Rescue assisted Western Taney County Fire District in a joint effort.

Highway 265 remains closed for an extended period as crews work to clean-up the scene.


From: Branson Police Department


State Hwy 265 and State Hwy 376 – Propane Tanker Truck Overturned

State Hwy 265 Southbound will be shut down for an undetermined amount of time while crews work on righting the truck. State Hwy 376 is open at this time.

Consider an alternate route of travel to prevent delays.

No structures are affected by this accident.


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