This 18 wheeler was making a delivery for the State when it lost its load of gravel.
Driver Loses Load of Gravel on 190 West, LIVINGSTON, August 12, 2010 - At approximately 10:30 pm on August 11, 2010, a green 2003 Kenworth 18 Wheeler driven by Cesar Berrientos, 30, of Grand Prairie, was on the soft shoulder of US-190 West across the road from "the Corner Shell". Berrientos was driving for the state and attempting to deliver a huge load of gravel for road construction on 190. Berrientos' truck became stuck in the soft ground on the right side of the road. In an effort to free his truck, Berrientos lifted the trailer with the hydraulics to get some of the weight off the tractor portion of his rig, but when the hydraulics lifted the trailer, the load shifted and turned the trailer on its side and nearly pulled the tractor portion over. Deputy Vance Berry with the Polk County Sheriff's Office was dispatched to the scene along with Corporal Sam Lattner with the Texas Highway Patrol. The spot where Berrientos lost his load is right at the edge of the gravel that had previously been dumped, so he sort of got it right. No citations were issued. A heavy duty wrecker from Riley Wrecker Service out of Corrigan was summoned to clear up the mess.
Special thank you: Assistant Editor, Willie A. Openshaw and Ken from Ken's Towing
Driver Cesar Berrientos lost his load in almost the perfect spot (right next to gravel that was already being stored up for road construction).
Corporal Sam Lattner speaks with Berrientos (seated in his truck).
Lattner checks out the mess.
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