Troopers Rocky Thigpen (left) and Chris Stanbery investigate.
Truck Rolls and Goes Airborne, OLLIE, November 4, 2010 - At approximately 8:50 pm on November 3, 2010, a white 1 ton 2004 Chevy truck driven by Timothy Myers, 19, of Willis, was west-bound on FM-942 (about 8 miles east of US-59 in Leggett) when he apparently entered a curve at a high rate of speed. Myers lost control of his truck and left the road to the right rolled and went airborne striking a tree while in the air. The vehicle came to rest on its driver's side in the woodline. DPS Troopers David Flowers, Chris Stanbery, and Rocky Thigpen were dispatched to the scene. Additionally, Sergeant Christian Schanmier with the Polk County Sheriff's Office and Americare Ambulance Service were dispatched. Myers and his two passengers were extracted from the truck (a company truck for Americom Cell Phone Towers). The truck was part of a convoy of trucks for Americom. Co-workers pulled the vehicle occupants from the wreckage. All 3 vehicle occupants were transported to Livingston Memorial Hospital with incapacitating injuries. Traffic on 942 was partially blocked for several hours during investigation and cleanup. Myers did have insurance and was issued a citation for unsafe speed. A rollback wrecker from Riley Wrecker Service recovered the truck and it will be stored in Corrigan. The scene was cleared by 11:45 pm.