William Sanders' Kenworth truck lies on its side on US-59 in Moscow.
18 Wheeler Turns Over, Blocks SB Lanes of US-59, MOSCOW, September 19, 2011 - At approximately 5 am on September 19, 2011, a blue 2006 Honda Civic driven by Alejandro Monsivais, 29, of Lufkin, was south-bound on US-59 in the area of Moscow. Monsivais allegedly hit a patch of water and hydroplaned to his left into the north-bound lanes of 59 but managed to swing back into the south-bound lanes striking a south-bound 18 wheeler hauling a load of 3/4 inch plywood. The collision caused the 18 wheeler to turn over partially losing its load and blocking both south-bound lanes of 59 and one north-bound lane. The driver of the 18 wheeler, William Keith Sanders, 59, of Corrigan, climbed out of his wrecked truck. Sanders and Monsivais were both physically okay. Deputies from the Polk County Sheriff's Office were dispatched to the scene along with Troopers Ramey Bass and Chris Stanbery. North-bound and south-bound traffic took turns sharing one open lane on the north-bound side to get through. According to Trooper Bass, Monsivais will receive a citation for unsafe speed. A heavy-duty wrecker from Riley Wrecker Service out of Corrigan was summoned to clean up the mess. Both vehicles were recovered by Riley and will be stored in Corrigan. At time of press (7:45 am), the wreck was still being cleared.