Jerry Taylor (right) was uninjured when is 18 wheeler rolled as he attempted to turn from the south-bound lanes of 59 onto FM-62.
Logging Truck Rolls on US-59, CORRIGAN, July 14, 2011 - At approximately 1:40 pm on July 14, 2011, a purple 2000 Western Star 18 wheeler driven by Jerry Taylor, 29, of Coldspring, attempted to make a left turn from the south-bound lanes of US-59 onto FM-62. According to Taylor, as he made his turn onto FM-62, his load of large logs shifted and caused his truck to turn over. Taylor's logs rolled into the grass beside the north-bound lanes. Americare Ambulance Service was dispatched to the scene along with Deputy Mike Nettles of the Polk County Sheriff's Office, Constable Ray Myers, and Troopers Joe Cole and David Flowers. Fortunately, Taylor wasn't injured in the rollover and refused medical treatment. One lane on the north-bound side of 59 was blocked during cleanup. A heavy-duty wrecker from Riley Wrecker Service out of Corrigan recovered Taylor's rig and it will be stored in Corrigan. The mess took a little over 2 hours to clean up.
Engine oil leaks from the 2000 Western Star on FM-62 at US-59 North.
Deputy Mike Nettles and Trooper David Flowers (right) keep traffic under control on the 59 North.
A heavy-duty wrecker from Riley Wrecker Service was summoned to make the mess go away.
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