51 year old Michael Woods, of Houston, was driving this 18 wheeler and failed to yield to another 18 wheeler as both rigs collided on US-59 South, Just north of Livingston.
18 Wheelers Collide on 59, Both Lose Loads, MARSTON, November 29, 2022 - At approximately 5:35 pm on November 29, 2022, an 18 wheeler driven by Benny Barnes, 67, of Olla, Louisiana, was south-bound on US-59. As Barnes was about to pass Beauty Shop Road, another 18 wheeler hauling a load of plywood veneer, driven by Michael Woods, 51, of Houston, pulled off Beauty Shop Road directly in front of Barnes. Barnes' 18 wheeler slammed into the back of Woods' trailer. The impact caused Barnes' 18 wheeler to leave the pavement to the right and turn over. Barnes' trailer ruptured and boxes of raw chicken legs spilled out all over the road and shoulder. Woods lost his load of plywood veneer all over the road and center median where Woods came to rest. Allegiance Ambulance Service was dispatched to the scene, along with the Livingston Volunteer Fire Department, Deputies from the Polk County Sheriff's Office, and Troopers Johnny Wilkerson and Nick Hatton with the Texas Highway Patrol. Both lanes on the south-bound side of 59 were blocked by Woods' trailer and boxes of chicken legs. There were no serious injuries. Woods was cited for failing to yield to Barnes. Heavy duty wreckers were summoned to clean up the mess. At time of press (11:30 pm), the mess is still being cleaned up.
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67 year old Benny Barnes, of Olla, Louisiana, was driving this 18 wheeler south on US-59. The collision caused his rig to leave the pavement to the right, his trailer turned over and ruptured, losing its load.
Barnes was hauling boxes of raw chicken legs that spilled out.
Each box contained 4 ten lb. bags of chicken legs.
Woods' rig came to rest in the center median with the trailer blocking both south-bound lanes of US-59 at Beauty Shop Road.
Woods was hauling veneer (used in making plywood).
Katy was on duty for PolkCountyToday.com.
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