US-59 South at the Piney Creek Bridge Entrance. 8 am, 11/18/19
18 Wheeler Demolishes Guardrail, PINEY CREEK, November 11, 2019 - At approximately 7 am on November 11, 2019, an 18 wheeler hauling large, heavy, stainless steel fittings was south-bound on US-59. The driver, Robert Williams, 63, of Mason, Michigan, suddenly lost control due to a load shift, due to unsafe speed. He left the pavement to the right, then cut back left. His trailer portion struck and demolished the end of the guardrail on Piney Creek Bridge. Williams lost part of his load. Williams' rig came to rest on the right shoulder. Troopers Ashlee White, Kevin Burman, and Corporal Ramey Bass with the Texas Highway Patrol were dispatched to investigate. Fortunately there were no injuries. Williams was cited for unsafe speed and failure to maintain a single lane of traffic. Riley Wrecker Service out of Corrigan was dispatched to clean up the mess.
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63 year old Robert Williams, of Mason, Michigan, sits in his rig after losing control and crashing on Piney Creek Bridge (North of Corrigan).
Williams was south-bound on US-59, traveling at an unsafe speed that caused his load to shift, causing Williams to lost control.
Williams was hauling large, extremely heavy stainless steel fittings.
The right lane of traffic was blocked during investigation and cleanup.
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