Mike Farrar of Corrigan was driving this tan Chevy 3500 pulling a trailer when the trailer came disconnected. Farrar is the former Corrigan Police Chief.
Loose Runaway Trailer Causes Diesel Spill, LIVINGSTON, March 24, 2011 - At approximately 4:40 pm on March 23, 2011, Mike Farrar, 55, of Corrigan, was south-bound on US-59 South in his tan Chevy 3500. Farrar was pulling a trailer that was made from the bed an old pickup. The trailer was not connected properly and came disconnected from Farrar's truck. The trailer left the south-bound lanes of 59, rolled across the grassy median and into the north-bound lanes of 59. The trailer side swiped a black 18 wheeler in the driver's side fuel tank. The 150 gallon diesel tank was ruptured and was leaking diesel. The accident occurred in front of Lowe's building supply store. The driver of the 18 wheeler pulled over to the right side of US-59 North into the grass. The Livingston Volunteer Fire Department was dispatched to the scene along with the Officers Kevin Blackburn and Adam Williford (both with the Livingston Police Department). Nobody was injured. Both parties had insurance. A rollback wrecker from Harwood Wrecker Service recovered the makeshift trailer. The 18 wheeler was sent for by its company.
Diesel fuel leaks from a ruptured tank that was struck by a runaway trailer.
Officers Adam Williford (left) and Kevin Blackburn with Livingston Police Department were dispatched.
Mike Farrar looks over his runaway trailer.
Leonard McGowen with TXDOT (left).
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