By Vanesa Brashier, firstname.lastname@example.org
A crash between two tractor-trailer trucks around 2:15 p.m. Thursday. March 14, sent three people to area hospitals and forced the closure of FM 787 near Romayor for several hours.
Authorities say the driver of a beer truck was heading eastward when he veered into the oncoming path of an 18-wheeler hauling sand. The sand truck hit the trailer, spilling cases of beer and Red Bull energy drinks onto the roadway.
The trailer of the beer truck came to rest on the south side of the roadway. The truck rolled to a stop on the north embankment, just a few feet short of falling into the Trinity River.
The driver of the beer truck was airlifted by Life Flight to Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston. The passenger was taken by ground ambulance to Conroe Regional Medical Center.
The driver of the sand truck was airlifted by PHI to Conroe Regional Medical Center.
The accident investigation is being conducted by Trooper Spencer Shaw. The speed of the beer truck is considered to be a contributing factor in the crash, according to Shaw.
Smith Towing of Cleveland is assisting with the removal of the vehicles.