The truck came to rest on one of it's two 38,000 lb. steel columns that it was hauling.
18 Wheeler Roll Over Accident on 59, GOODRICH, June 25, 2008 - At approximately 5:15 pm on June 25, 2008 a red 2006 International diesel tractor trailer driven by Dale Anderson, 49, of Mississippi was south-bound in the right lane on Highway 59 in Goodrich and according to Anderson, he was traveling at a moderate speed when he went into a mild curve on the highway. The road was slick and wet from rain earlier in the day and Anderson's vehicle began to slide. According to Anderson, he tried to steer the truck straight, but it continued its slide and went off the highway and rolled over. Anderson was hauling to massive steel beams that weighed 38,000 lbs. each. The truck is part of Jordan Carriers out of Natchez, Mississippi. The trailer tipped over and was twisted backwards with the beams lying between the truck and the trailer in a huge muddy mangled mess. Anderson managed to crawl out of his vehicle to safety with nothing more than a cut finger. DPS Trooper Brent Henry was dispatched to the scene. In addition Polk County Sheriff's Deputies Vance Barry and Jamie Johns were at the scene to assist. Other emergency personnel included an Americare Ambulance crew, Polk County Emergency Management Coordinator, Kenneth Hambrick, and Constable Precinct 3 Hoyt O'Neal. The ambulance crew checked out Anderson and determined he was physically sound. One lane of traffic was blocked on each side of Highway 59 as the accident was being cleared. A citation was issued to Anderson for failure to control speed. The truck and trailer were recovered by a heavy duty wrecker crew from Riley Wrecker Service out of Corrigan. The entire scene was cleared up by around 9 pm.