Christopher Blauser's 1996 Dodge Pickup sits totaled in the south-bound lanes of 59 at Loop 393 in Goodrich.
Driver Collides With 18 Wheeler, Charged with DWI, GOODRICH, July 6, 2011 - At approximately 3:42 pm on July 6, 2011, a blue 1996 Dodge Pickup driven by Christopher Daniel Blauser, 36, of Goodrich was east-bound on Loop 393 in Goodrich and attempted to crossover the south-bound lanes of US-59 to the north-bound lanes from the north end of 393. Blauser failed to yield to an oncoming 18 wheeler driven by Martin Carlos Amaaya, 48, of Houston. Amaaya took evasive action and swerved left missing Blauser, but the back of Amaaya's trailer caught Blauser's driver side front end. The collision sent Amaaya's rig through the grassy median as his truck came to rest on the shoulder of the north-bound lanes of 59. Blauser's vehicle came to rest in the south-bound lanes of traffic on 59. Blauser's truck was totaled. Americare Ambulance Service was dispatched to the scene along with the Livingston Volunteer Fire Department, Deputy Terry White with the Polk County Sheriff's Office and Troopers Rocky Thigpen and Darwon Evans with the Texas Highway Patrol. The only visible injury for Christopher Blauser was a piece of glass in his left eye. EMS Personnel transported Blauser to Livingston Memorial Hospital. According to DPS, Blauser admitted to have drinking beer prior to driving. Traffic on both sides of 59 was partially blocked during investigation and cleanup. Blauser has been charged with: Driving while intoxicated, failure to yield right-of-way from a stop sign, and driving with a suspended license. A rollback wrecker from Ken's Towing recovered Blauser's vehicle and it will be stored at Harrison Body Shop in Livingston. The scene was cleared shortly before 5 pm.