A logger truck driven by 45 year old William L. Holcombe of Groveton crashed into a huge pine tree after slamming into a horse that was in the road.
18 Wheeler Accident West of Corrigan, 2 Hospitalized, CORRIGAN, April 21, 2011 - At approximately 9:05 pm on April 20, 2011, an 18 wheeler driven by William L. Holcombe, 45, of Groveton was hauling logs and east-bound on FM-287 West when the driver suddenly cut left after slamming into a horse in his lane. The truck left the road to the and slammed into a large pine tree. The collision with the tree knocked the engine out of the rig as the truck came to rest upright in the woodline. Americare Ambulance Service was dispatched to the scene along with the Corrigan Volunteer Fire Department, and DPS Troopers Chris Stanbery and Joe Cole. Holcombe and his 14 year old daughter sustained head injuries and were transported by Ambulance to Lufkin Memorial Hospital. The west-bound lane of 287 was blocked temporarily during cleanup. A heavy duty wrecker from Riley Wrecker Service came to recover the truck, but there was a tree that was leaning on the wrecked truck. Moving the truck would have caused the tree to fall across the power lines. The power lines are owned by Entergy. Entergy is to send a crew out to the site in the morning to cut the tree down, before having the truck moved. At time of press, the truck remains in the edge of the woodline.