Long marks on the pavement show how far Cristrimo Trejo's 18 wheeler slid on it's side.
18 Wheeler Turns Over, Loses Load of Mulch, LIVINGSTON, May 28, 2013 - At approximately 8:30 am on May 28, 2013, an 18 wheeler hauling a load of mulch turned over where Business 59 merges into US-59 at the south end of Livingston. The driver, Cristimo Trejo, 53, of Corrigan apparently got distracted while he was driving. He told officers he was listening to his radio. His rig left the road to the left into the grass, Trejo over corrected to the right and his rig turned over and slid about 70 feet on it's side before coming to rest blocking the road where the two 59s merge. Americare Ambulance Service was dispatched to the scene along with Livingston Police Department, Deputies from the Polk County Sheriff's Office, and Troopers Allen Stanton and Corporal Ramey Bass (both with the Texas Highway Patrol). Trejo crawled from the wreckage and was physically okay. Workers from TXDOT arrived to assist with the mess. Trooper Stanton cited Trejo for unsafe speed. At time of press (11:45 am) the road is still blocked and a crew from Riley Wrecker Service out of Corrigan is on the scene. Cars coming off business 59 are being routed around the mess.
The accident happened where Business 59 (left) merges with US-59.
Trejo was cited for unsafe speed (Corporal Ramey Bass pictured).
59 year old Cristimo Trejo walks around the ruins of his accident.
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