Truck VS Concrete Mixer, 1 Person Flown, Intoxication Suspected, SWARTWOUT, April 29, 2016 - Shortly before 10 am on April 29, 2016, a white 2008 Mac Concrete Mixer Truck with Campbell Ready Mix driven by Charles Wilson, 64, of Cleveland, was south-bound on FM-1988 South (4900 block). Wilson was suddenly struck head on by a blue 2002 Chevy Tahoe driven by Aaron Frazier, 25, of Livingston. Frazier was traveling in the opposite lane and allegedly fell asleep at the wheel causing him to cross the center line. Wilson tried to evade the collision but the vehicles still impacted. The impact caused Wilson's vehicle to leave the pavement to the right and turn over, spilling it's concrete (the concrete was intended for the Lake Livingston Hydroelectric Dam construction). Frazier's vehicle spun around and came to rest facing south in the north-bound lane. Americare Ambulance Service was dispatched to the scene along with Sergeant Jason Paske with the Polk County Sheriff's Office and Troopers Shawn Droddy, Donny Akers, and Corporal Ramey Bass with the Texas Highway Patrol. Wilson was transported by ambulance to CHI Livingston Memorial Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Frazier did sustain serious injuries and was also transported by ambulance to Livingston Memorial where a PHi Air Medical Helicopter landed and flew him to Conroe Regional. Traffic on 1988 was partially blocked during investigation and cleanup. Pills and a pipe for smoking dope was found in Frazier's vehicle and he may be facing a charge for driving while intoxicated. A rollback wrecker from Ken's Towing recovered Frazier's vehicle and it will be stored at Harrison Body Shop in Livingston. Wilson's concrete mixer was recovered by a Heavy Duty Wrecker from Smith Towing out of Cleveland.
25 year old Aaron Frazier, of Livingston was driving this 2002 Chevy Tahoe when he allegedly fell asleep at the wheel and had a glancing head on with a concrete mixer truck (Trooper Donny Akers pictured at left).
The concrete mixer, driven by 64 year old Charles Wilson, of Cleveland turned over in a yard spilling its concrete. A spokesman for Campbell Ready Mix said that when the concrete dries, then they'll use a truck and a loader to lift the concrete out of the yard.
Trooper Shawn Droddy (pictured at left) is the primary accident investigtor.
A heavy duty wrecker from Smith Towing (out of Cleveland) recovered the Concrete Mixer.
Heidi was on duty for PolkCountyToday.com.
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