18-Wheeler Carrying Reindeer Crashes Near Sweetwater-Deer Are Reported "Flight Ready" by Officials

 

A truck hauling a real-life reindeer in a trailer was involved in a wreck on a slick roadway in Nolan County, Texas today.

The wreck happened on Interstate 20 about 11 miles east of Sweetwater, Texas in the westbound lanes. The driver, Robert O'Neil, said he was crossing an overpass, when he hit a patch of ice, causing the back end of the truck to slide and hit the wall of the bridge.

No humans or the reindeer were injured in the crash. O'Niel says he was transporting the reindeer from Burleson, Texas to an event in Eunice, New Mexico on behalf of a business called Dasher and Friends, which provides live reindeer for holiday parties and other events.

The Sweetwater Fire Department and a Department of Public Safety trooper responded to help change O'Niel's tire after the accident


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