This 1991 Nissan Pickup failed to yield to an 18 wheeler. Trooper Glen Goodwin with the Texas Highway Patrol assisted in the investigation.
Failure to Yield Causes Major Accident, NORTH POLK COUNTY, December 16, 2010 - At approximately 3:15 pm on December 16, 2010, Donald Lynn Weaver, 45, of Searcy, Arkansas, was north-bound on US-59 about 5 miles north of Corrigan near Goat Hill Road. Weaver suddenly swerved right to try to avoid a small white 1991 Nissan truck driven by Norma Crocker, 80, of Corrigan. Weaver's 18 wheeler clipped the front of passenger's side of the little truck and continued right nearly leaving the road. Weaver cut left but over corrected and left the road to the left causing his rig to roll. The rig turned upside down in the median and the trailer busted wide open spilling its contents of cabinet grade plywood. Crocker attempted to cross over from the south-bound side to the north-bound side and failed to yield to the oncoming 18 wheeler. Americare Ambulance Service was dispatched to the scene along with the Corrigan Volunteer Fire Department, the Corrigan Police Department, Deputy Terry White from the Polk County Sheriff's Office and DPS Troopers Rocky Thigpen, Glen Goodwin, and David Morris. Traffic on both sides of 59 was partially blocked during investigation and cleanup. Donald Weaver was transported to Lufkin Memorial Hospital with undisclosed injuries while Crocker was physically okay. Norma Crocker was cited for failure to yield right-of-way. Both vehicles were recovered by Riley Wrecker Service out of Corrigan where they will be stored. The recovery process took around 5 hours.