51 year old Darnell Wayne Daniels, of Memphis, Tennessee, was driving this 18 wheeler when he slammed into the back of a work convoy.
Large Trucks Collide, Makes Huge Mess, 1 Hospitalized, MOSCOW, December 16, 2014 - At around 11:45 am on December 16, 2014, a work convoy that paints lines on the highway was south-bound on US-59 in the vicinity of Moscow. The truck that had paint inside (driven by Frank Demond McGowen, 23, of Lindale) had large a reflective warning sign on its rear. Behind that truck was another truck with warnings all over it to alert motorists of the convoy. An 18 wheeler driven by Darnell Wayne Daniels, 51, of Memphis, Tennessee was south-bound and came up behind the convoy, passed the end truck, then cut in front of it lining up directly behind the paint truck. The 18 wheeler then slammed into the back of the paint truck. The impact caused the paint truck to leave the pavement to the right and turn over at the woodline and lose a load of yellow paint and multiple bags of reflective granules. The 18 wheeler left the pavement to the left and turned over in the grassy median. Americare Ambulance Service was dispatched to the scene along with the Corrigan Volunteer Fire Department, Deputies with the Polk County Sheriff's Office and Troopers Darwon Evans and Barett Duren with the Texas Highway Patrol. Daniels was transported by ambulance to CHI Livingston Memorial Hospital with undisclosed injuries. McGowen was physically okay. Traffic on both sides of 59 was partially blocked during investigation and cleanup. According to Trooper Evans, Darnell Daniels was cited for failure to control speed. Daniels could be facing other charges. Riley Wrecker Service out of Corrigan was summoned to clean up the large mess.
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Daniels slammed into the back of this truck that was loaded with paint and reflective granules for painting road stripes.
Yellow paint exploded from a large canister on the paint truck.
A pool of yellow paint sits in the grass at the edge of the woods.
Daniels' totaled 18 wheeler came to rest in the median on the opposite side of the pavement from the paint truck.
The trailer portion of the 18 wheeler laid partially on the pavement of the south-bound side (Trooper Darwon Evans (pictured) was the accident investigator).
Darnell Daniels was transported to CHI Livingston Memorial Hospital.
Large bags of reflective granules from the paint truck burst open onto the pavement.
A crew from Riley Wrecker Service was summoned to clean up the mess.
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