18 Wheeler Driver Passes Away Following Crash, PINEY CREEK, September 23, 2019 - At approximately 1:23 pm on September 23, 2019, a 2013 Peterbilt 18 wheeler logging truck, driven by Donald Lynn Wolfe, 58, of Alto, was south-bound on US-59 (North of Corrigan). For unknown reasons (possibly medical), Wolfe's rig clipped the right guard rail as he was passing over the Piney Creek Bridge. His rig left the pavement to the right, continued down an embankment (south side of bridge) and plunged into the woodline, knocking down trees in the process. Wolfe's rig turned over on its passenger's side. Allegiance Ambulance Service was dispatched to the scene along with the Corrigan Volunteer Fire Department, Officers with the Corrigan Police Department, Deputies with the Polk County Sheriff's Office and Troopers Donny Akers, Kevin Burman, and Colton McQuilkin with the Texas Highway Patrol. Wolfe was helped from his vehicle and transported by ambulance to CHI Livingston Memorial Hospital where he passed away shortly after arrival. Justice of the Peace Sarah Raspberry performed an inquest. Traffic on 59 was not blocked during investigation and cleanup. The turned over 18 wheeler was recovered by Clifton Chevrolet out of Corrigan. This accident remains under investigation by the Texas Highway Patrol.
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58 year old Donald Lynn Wolfe, of Alto, was driving this logging truck south on US-59 when his rig left the pavement to the right, just south of the Piney Creek Bridge and plunged into the woodline.
Tire marks in the grass lead to the woodline where Wolfe's rig disappeared into the woods.
The rig wasn't even visible until you got very close.
As Wolfe's rig was about to clear the Piney Creek Bridge, he drifted right and clipped the guardrail as he continued to the right, and down the embankment.
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