18 Wheeler Rear Ends Small Pickup, GOODRICH, May 21, 2018 - At approximately 8:40 am on May 21, 2018, an 18 wheeler driven by James Trevino, Jr., 25, of Lufkin, was south-bound on US-59. As Trevino was approaching the intersection of 59 and the south end of Loop 393, he suddenly slammed on his brakes and tried to avoid a small older model Nissan pickup, driven by Estanislao Sanchez, 57, of Corrigan. According to witnesses, Sanchez suddenly came to a near stop to make what appears to be an illegal left turn (over double white lines) into a driveway off of Loop 393. When Sanchez came to a sudden near stop, then Trevino wasn't able to avoid a collision. Both vehicles left the pavement to the right and went into the edge of the woodline (Trevino's rig impacted a tree). Americare Ambulance Service was dispatched to the scene along with the Goodrich Volunteer Fire Department, Deputy Ronald Bogany with the Polk County Sheriff's Office and Corporal Ramey Bass and Trooper Allen Stanton with the Texas Highway Patrol. Sanchez was transported by ambulance to CHI Livingston Memorial Hospital with undisclosed injuries. Trevino was physically okay. Sanchez's vehicle was recovered by LakeView Wrecker and will be stored in Livingston. A heavy duty wrecker from Lufkin was summoned to recover Trevino's vehicle. No citations have been issued as this accident remains under investigation by the Texas Highway Patrol.
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56 year old Estanislao Sanchez, of Corrigan was driving this older model Nissan pickup and, according to witnesses, came to a near stop abruptly and attempted what appeared to be an illegal left turn (Corporal Ramey Bass, pictured, is the accident investigator).
Sanchez was slammed from behind by this 18 wheeler driven by 25 year James Trevino, Jr., of Lufkin.
Trevino's rig impacted a tree, but he was physically okay.
According to witnesses, Sanchez allegedly attempted a left turn over this double white line (which would make it an illegal turn).
Sanchez's vehicle was recovered by LakeView Wrecker.
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