NAMES RELEASED IN FATAL CORRIGAN ACCIDENT: The drivers' names (and the car passenger) have been released following yesterday's fatal car/18 wheeler accident in Corrigan. At approximately 1:32 pm on January 2023, an 18 wheeler driven by Antonio Sandoval, Jr., 68, of Diboll, pulled onto US-59 (south-bound lanes) from Plant Road.. Sandoval allegedly failed to yield to an oncoming black 2007 Nissan Versa, driven by Micah Alan Mcafoose, 18, of Cypress. Mcafoose's vehicle plunged into the underside of the trailer portion of the 18 wheeler. Mcafoose was killed on impact. His passenger, Graylan Paul Spring, 19, of Austin, was flown from the scene with massive injuries and remains hospitalized.
The following is a press release from the Corrigan Police Department:
On January 20, 2023, at approximately 1:32 pm a 2007 Nissan Versa was traveling southbound on Highway 59 in Corrigan, Texas and an 18-wheeler was on plant Road intersecting Highway 59. The 18 wheeler made a left hand turn traveling northbound on Highway 59. The Nissan Versa struck the trailer of the 18-wheeler causing the Nissan Versa to be entrap under the trailer. Corrigan Police Department, Corrigan Volunteer Fire Department and Texas Department of Public Safety responded to the accident. The driver of the Nissan Versa Micah Mcafoose succumbed to his injuries upon impact. The passenger Graylan Spring was transported by life flight to HCA Conroe where he is in critical condition. The driver of the 18-wheeler had no injuries. The accident is under further investigation with the Corrigan Police Department.
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Corporal Fitzpatrick Foster (left) with Officer Johnathan Reynolds, is the primary accident investigator.
Car Plunges Under 18 Wheeler, 1 Deceased, 1 Flown, CORRIGAN, January 20, 2023 - Shortly before 2 pm on January 20, 2023 a black 2007 Nissan Versa (all names being withheld) was south-bound on US-59. As the car was about to pass Plant Road, an 18 wheeler allegedly pulled off of Plant Road and directly in front of the car. The car plunged into the underside of the trailer portion of the 18 wheeler. Allegiance Ambulance Service was dispatched to the scene along with the Corrigan Volunteer Fire Department and Officers Corporal Fitzpatrick Foster, Johnathan Reynolds and Chief Darrell Gibson with Corrigan Police Department. Additionally, Troopers Sean Barnes and Sergeant Sam Lattner with the Texas Highway Patrol arrived to assist. The driver appears to have been killed on impact. The passenger was flown from the scene. The driver of the 18 wheeler was not injured. Traffic on the north-bound side of 59 was backed up for 3.5 miles. Justice of the Peace, Robert "Dooley" Johnson executed an inquest at the scene. The car was recovered by Clifton Chevrolet out of Corrigan. The 18 wheeler was drivable. This accident remains under investigation by the Corrigan Police Department. We'll update this story when we get more information.
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The 18 wheeler pulled off of Plant Road and allegedly failed to yield to a black, south-bound 2007 Nissan Versa. The Nissan plunged into the 18 wheeler's underside and almost came out on the other side.
The driver was allegedly killed on impact. The passenger was flown from the scene with massive injuries.
Corrigan Police Chief, Darrell Gibson, assisted at the scene.
The Nissan was recovered by Clifton Chevrolet out of Corrigan.
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