DPS: 18-wheeler truck driver passes out, narrowly misses north Liberty County home

An 18-wheeler came to rest about six feet from the north Liberty County home of Sheryl Box on Wednesday after the driver experienced a medical emergency. (Courtesy photo)

An 18-wheeler crashed into the front yard of a north Liberty County home on Wednesday, narrowly missing the the home of Sheryl Box, according to State Trooper Nathaniel Godfrey.

Godfrey said that around 10:31 a.m., DPS was dispatched to the 27000 block of SH 146, about six miles north of Moss Hill, after a southbound 18-wheeler crashed through a barbed wire fence, struck an oak tree, hit a truck and then came to rest about six feet from the front porch of Box’s home.

The truck had just left a sand pit on SH 146 when the accident occurred.

According to Godfrey, the driver – 29-year-old Fabiana Corredor, of Louisiana – told authorities he had a medical emergency and lost consciousness for a moment. When medics arrived, he refused treatment at the scene.

Godfrey said the driver was not cited but will have to seek a medical evaluation and take another driver’s license test in order to retain his commercial driving permit. Temporarily losing a commercial license and being retested after a medical evaluation are standard protocols in such accidents, he said.

On Facebook, Box posted, “What a way to wake up – 18 wheeler in front yard.”

Box’s son, Dylan, said at 5 p.m. that crews were still working to undo the damage inflicted by the truck when it careened onto the property.

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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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