Morning commuters were held up after the major collision.
18 Wheelers Collide on US-59, LEGGETT, August 7, 2009 - Shortly before 8 am on August 6, 2009 a blue 2006 Volvo 18 wheeler with AAA Cooper Transportation and driven by Kenneth Dotson, 36, of Shreveport, Louisiana was south-bound on US-59 in Leggett and failed to stop for a column of vehicles that had stopped to wait on a US Postal Truck that was backing up into the Leggett post office. Dotson's vehicle slammed with a glancing blow into the back of another 18 wheeler that was waiting. That truck was a white 2007 International with G&P Trucking and driven by Lisa Beckerman, 42, of Roxboro, N.C. The cab of Dotson's truck was completely totaled while Beckerman's trailer only received moderate rear damage. Amazingly, Dotson was not injured in the massive collision. Dotson's lost one of its fuel tanks and diesel spilled all over the area of the collision on 59. Several Sheriff's Deputies and multiple DPS Troopers were dispatched to the scene to investigate. All traffic on the south-bound side of US-59 was blocked during investigation and cleanup. A crew came to the scene to clean up the diesel spill. Dotson did not have insurance. Dotson was issued citations for failure to control speed and failure to maintain financial responsibility.
A special thank you to DPS Trooper Donny Akers and Sheriff's Deputy Christian Schanmeier.
The cab of Kenneth Dotson's truck was obliterated.
Lisa Beckerman's truck received moderate damage to the trailer.
A fuel tank from Dotson's truck spilled diesel all over US-59 South.
Debris from Dotson's truck.
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