A hazmat crew was called out to deal with spilled diesel.
18 Wheelers Collide in Goodrich, GOODRICH, September 16, 2009 - Shortly before 4 am on September 16, 2009, a purple 2000 International 18 wheeler driven by Jason Cagle, 36, of Bartlesville, Oklahoma was pulling out of the Chevron station in Goodrich (next to Lone Star Charlie's restaurant). Cagle pulled into the north-bound lanes of US-59 but failed to yield right-of-way to a tan colored 1997 Kenworth driven by Alonso Ponce, 34, of Houston. Ponce took evasive action by cutting his wheels to the left and easing the impact causing a glancing blow. The side of Ponce's truck struck the front driver's side of Cagle's truck. Ponce's truck came to rest on the shoulder of the south-bound side of 59 while Cagle's truck came to rest in the north-bound lanes. A short time later, Cagle's truck pulled into the parking lot of Lone Star Charlie's Restaurant. Livingston Volunteer Fire Department was dispatched to the scene along with Deputies David Ramsey, Lee Rogers, and DPS Trooper Donny Akers. Fortunately, nobody was injured in the accident, however, Ponce's truck was leaking diesel. 1 lane of traffic was blocked on each side of 59 as the accident was being investigated. A hazardous material crew from the Texas Department of Transportation was dispatched to deal with the leaking diesel. A heavy duty wrecker from DAP Trucking out of Houston was dispatched to recover Ponce's truck. Cagle's truck was drivable. Cagle was issued a citation for failure to yield right-of-way from a private drive.
Volunteer Firemen from Livingston try to slow down the badly leaking diesel from Ponce's truck. The puddle in foreground is diesel.
DPS Trooper Donny Akers (left) and Deputy Lee Rogers.
Cagle's truck received front end damage, but was still drivable.
Jason Cagle pulled out of this Chevron station directly in front of Ponce's truck (causing the collision).
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