Fred Landry's '99 Peterbilt is hoisted by a heavy duty wrecker.
18 Wheeler Turns Over, Loses Major Load of Toxic Mud, CORRIGAN, August 23, 2010 - At approximately 9:30 pm on August 22, 2010, a blue 1999 Peterbilt tractor trailer driven by Fred Landry, 46, of Delcanbre, Louisiana, was transporting a load of drilling mud mixed with tar and other petroleum waste on US-59 South in Corrigan when he attempted a right turn into H&H service station. Landry cut the turn to sharply and the trailer partially slid into the ditch and turned over. Corrigan Volunteer Fire Department was dispatched to the scene along with Chris Molandes of the Corrigan Police Department and DPS Troopers Kevin Burman and Darwon Evans. One lane of traffic was blocked during investigation and cleanup which included summoning a hazardous material crew from DLS out of Lufkin. Landry did have insurance and no citations were issued. The mess was cleaned up and the scene was cleared by 1 am.
Special thank you: Assistant Editor, Willie A. Openshaw, Texas Department of Public Safety, and Officer Chris Molandes of the Corrigan PD.
A black gooey mess: Drilling mud mixed with other petroleum wastes such as tar filled the ditch.
Officer Chris Molandes (left) was the investigating Officer.
Trooper Kevin Burman (holding flashlight) evaluates a little disaster.
Landry's truck was recovered by Riley Wrecker Service out of Corrigan.
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