Mike Nettles (far left) directs traffic as Deputies and Troopers work the accident.
18 Wheeler Slams Car, MOSCOW, October 27, 2011 - At approximately 6:45 am on October 27, 2011, Matilda Duran, 46, of Moscow, was east-bound on FM-350 West. Duran came to 59 (at Hobby Park) and crossed over the south-bound lanes to the north-bound lanes, but didn't complete her crossing and was still exposed to south-bound traffic. That's when a red 2012 Freightliner driven by Aaron Zapata, 40, of Houston slammed into Duran's vehicle. Zapata was south-bound in the slow lane when a vehicle in front of him suddenly started braking, Zapata veered into the left lane where he met Duran's 2003 Mazda M6. The collision pushed in the driver's side of her vehicle and spun it around as the vehicle was nearly sucked under the 18 wheeler and came to rest with the front end of the car up under the trailer. Amazingly, Duran wasn't injured. Deputy Mike Nettles was dispatched to the scene along with a hand full of Troopers with the Texas Highway Patrol including Trooper Darwon Evans. Traffic was partially blocked during investigation and cleanup. Duran was cited for failure to yield right-of-way from a stop intersection and no driver's license. A roll back wrecker from Riley Wrecker Service out of Corrigan recovered Duran's vehicle and it will be stored in Corrigan. Zapata's 18 wheeler was drivable. The scene was cleared shortly after 8 am.