The floor of an 18 wheeler collapsed after it caught fire in Moscow on Monday night.
A Mess on US-59 in Moscow, MOSCOW, June 12, 2017 - Shortly after 9 pm on June 12, 2017, an 18 wheeler was north-bound on US-59 when it blew a tire (trailer portion). The driver pulled to the right hand shoulder, exited his rig and spotted a fire (possible overheated brake) developing on his trailer. The driver disconnected the tractor portion of the rig and pulled it a safe distance further ahead on the shoulder away from the now burning trailer. Corrigan Volunteer Fire Department and Corrigan Police Department were dispatched to the scene along with Trooper Nick Hatton with the Texas Highway Patrol. The trailer became engulfed and was totaled by the fire. The floor of the trailer collapsed exposing it's load of what appeared to be large spools of rolled up sheet metal. While this was going on, over on the south-bound side, the driver of a black Chevy Trax allegedly slowed down to look at the spectacle on the north-bound side and then suddenly changed lanes and was rear ended by a south-bound 18 wheeler. The driver of the Chevy Trax and her passenger did not sustain serious injuries. All traffic on the north-bound side of 59 was blocked during investigation and cleanup, while the south-bound side was partially blocked due to the wreck. The whole mess was cleaned up by Clifton Chevrolet out of Corrigan. Both accidents remain under investigation by the Texas Highway Patrol.
Stop having to buy new tires every six months! FIX IT ONCE AND FOR ALL!
The trailer appeared to be hauling spools of sheet metal.
The driver of this Chevy Trax was south-bound on 59 and allegedly slowed down and then changed lanes when she was rear-ended by a south-bound 18 wheeler.
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