Beer truck spills load onto FM 787

The contents of a beer truck were spilled onto FM 787 near Romayor on Thursday during a crash involving two tractor-trailer trucks.

By Vanesa Brashier,

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.

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Before creating Bluebonnet News in 2018, Vanesa Brashier was a community editor for the Houston Chronicle/Houston Community Newspapers. During part of her 12 years at the newspapers, she was assigned as the digital editor and managing editor for the Humble Observer, Kingwood Observer, East Montgomery County Observer and the Lake Houston Observer, and the editor of the Dayton News, Cleveland Advocate and Eastex Advocate. Over the years, she has earned more than two dozen writing awards, including Journalist of the Year.

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