The 2008 Chevy was hauling bread for Flowers Bakery.
Train/Truck Accident Blocks All Livingston RR Crossings, LIVINGSTON, August 14, 2008 - At approximately 5:45 am on August 14, 2008, a white 2008 Chevy truck pulling a goose-neck trailer loaded with bakery goods attempted to cross the railroad tracks at Abbey and Beatty Streets in Livingston. The truck, driven by Robert Lake, 55, of Livingston was crossing the tracks west-bound when, in a freak accident, his trailer became disengaged while still attached to the truck. The weight of the trailer on the small hill forced the rear end of the truck to lift off the ground and the rear wheel drive truck could only spin its tires. Shortly thereafter, as luck would have it, a train was fast approaching south-bound and headed straight towards the truck. The train could not stop in time and a collision occurred. The truck was knocked to the west side of the tracks while the trailer was spun around and knocked to the east side of the tracks. Livingston volunteer firemen were at the scene to help re-direct traffic. LPD officers Sergeant Paske, Rob Atkins, Kevin Blackburn, and Sheriff's Deputy Mike Nettles were at the scene to investigate and assist in the clean up. As for the train, the train's engine was damaged and cannot move as all crossing are blocked by the immobilized rail transporter. Both the truck and the trailer were towed away from the scene by Harwood Wrecker Service.