Accident investigator, Corporal Ramey Bass speaks with 18 wheeler driver, Weiguang Kuang, 26, of Houston.
Pickup Has Glancing Head On with 18 Wheeler, Driver Flown Out, HOLIDAY LAKE ESTATES, May 28, 2016 - At approximately 12:40 pm on May 28, 2016, a Freightliner 18 wheeler, driven by Weiguang Kuang, 26, of Houston, was east-bound on FM-2665 (by Holiday Lake Estates subdivision). Kuang's rig slammed head on into a tan 2004 Chevy Silverado, driven by Clarence Lewis, 75, of Shepherd. Lewis was in the west-bound lane and apparently entered the Buffalo Bend curve too quickly. Lewis' pickup (pulling a trailer) crossed the center line and collided with Kuang's vehicle. The impact spun Lewis' pickup around. Lewis' trailer came disconnected and spun around coming to rest partially resting on Lewis' vehicle. Kuang's vehicle came to rest in his lane of travel. Americare Ambulance Service was dispatched to the scene along with Holiday Lake Estates and Livingston volunteer fire departments, Deputy Victor White with the Polk County Sheriff's Office, and Corporal Ramey Bass and Trooper Allen Stanton with the Texas Highway Patrol. Lewis was pinned inside his vehicle. Firemen from Livingston used the Jaws-of-Life to remove Lewis from his truck. The driver's side of Lewis' truck was caved in so severely that it took firemen over 30 minutes to cut the truck away from Lewis in order to safely remove him. Lewis was transported by ambulance to a landing zone where a PHi Air Medical Helicopter airlifted him to Conroe Regional Hospital with major injuries. Two of Lewis' passengers were transported by ambulance to CHI Livingston Memorial Hospital with undisclosed injuries. Kuang was not injured. All traffic on 2665 was blocked during investigation and cleanup. A rollback wrecker from Ken's Towing recovered Lewis' vehicle and it will be stored at Harrsion Body Shop in Livingston. Kuang's vehicle was recovered by a heavy duty wrecker from Clifton Chevrolet out of Corrigan. The accident remains under investigation by the Texas Department of Public Safety.
Special thank you: Ken withKen's Towingand Christina with Keen's Crew
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75 year old Clarence Lewis was pulling a trailer. The impact with Kuang's 18 wheeler caused the trailer to become disconnected, spin around, and come to rest on the front of Lewis' pickup.
Kuang was driving this 2016 Freightliner 18 wheeler.
Firemen cut the door off Lewis' pickup to gain access to him as PHi Air Medical circles above preparing to land.
Firemen from Livingston used the Jaws-of-Life to remove Clarene Lewis from his mangled pickup.
Corporal Ramey Bass is the primary investigator.
A heavy duty wrecker from Clifton Chevrolet out of Corrigan lifted the front end of the 18 wheeler to reveal the front driver's side tire from Lewis' pickup (laying on the pavement underneath).
Kuang's vehicle was recovered by Clifton Chevrolet, while Lewis' pickup was recovered by Ken's Towing.
Houdini assisted with towing duties.
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