Grocery trucks crash closing portions of US 87 near Tahoka; no injuries reported
Two trucks loaded with groceries crashed early Tuesday morning causing portions of US 87 to shut down in Lynn County as crews worked to clear the area.
At about 4 a.m., crews were called to the scene eight miles south of Tahoka after a semi-tractor trailer was traveling southbound on US 87 when the driver, 46-year-old Craig Pearson of Amarillo, reportedly fell asleep, according to Texas Department of Public Safety Sgt. John Gonzalez.
Gonzalez said the truck drifted into the center median, overcorrecting to the right, causing the truck to overturn onto its side in southbound lanes.
At this time, Gonzalez said 25-year-old Desmond Wright of Shallowater was traveling in a box truck when he attempted to avoid the semi, clipping the vehicle and causing his truck to move across the center median into northbound lanes, rolling onto its top in the east ditch.
Pearson, Wright, and Wright’s two passengers were uninjured.
Traffic was diverted to FM 3332 as Texas Department of Transportation crews cleared the scene as both vehicles were carrying groceries.
As of 8:30 a.m., crews were still on scene.
No further information was released.