The weight of the ice tore out the wall of the cargo bay.
Truck Driver Turns Over Truck, Loses Load During Recovery, LIVINGSTON, June 21, 2008 - At approximately 11:25 am on June 21, 2008, the driver of a truck for Livingston's Fair Ice Service turned over a 1998 International Diesel that was fully loaded with ice. George Carson, 36, who recently moved to Livingston from Wisconsin, was south-bound on Highway 59 when, according to Carson, a truck in front of him was about to make a right turn onto Moseley Road, and Carson was coming too fast for the slowing down truck and moved to the left lane to avoid a collision. Carson then attempted to turn where the other truck (who had now stopped) was going to turn. Carson was coming too fast and when he attempted the turn, his truck tipped over on its side. Carson was trapped in the truck but was able to push out the windshield of the big truck and crawl out to safety. DPS Trooper Brent Murray was dispatched to the scene of the accident. The owner of Fair Ice Service and his wife arrived on the scene to assess the damage and loss. Two heavy duty wreckers from East Texas Towing were on hand to recover the truck. When the truck was pulled back upright, the weight of all the ice in the cargo area of the truck tore out the wall and the ice was lost. Mr. and Mrs. Fair said that the ice was a loss and that it was free to anyone who could come and take it. Traffic on US 59 was not blocked while the scene was being cleared. Carson was issued a citation for unsafe speed. The accident was cleared out in a little over an hour.