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Houston County Courier - March 2009
By Daphne Hereford
Traffic in the 1800 block of Loop 304 was halted on Wednesday, March 11 while Crockett Police Department investigated an incident that involved large equipment falling from a truck/trailer that was attempting to go under the overpass.
According to reports, at about 9:44 a.m. a 2007 Kenworth truck/trailer, driven by Jason Pope, 36, of Apple Springs, was transporting logging equipment, a 2008 Tiger Cat Sheer, and attempting to drive under the overpass when the sheer struck the under part of the bridge.
The sheer flipped off the trailer and landed in the barrow ditch.
According to Crockett Police Officer Dan McElhaney, the clearance on the bridge is 14 feet 3 inches.
Authorities said a highway sign and the bridge sustained damage in the incident.
The truck/trailer is owned by Jerry Parrish, M and C Logging of Kennard.
Pope was cited for oversize load.
No injuries were reported as a result of the crash.
CPD Officer Vince Baker, CPD Sergeant Doug King, Crockett Fire Department and TxDOT responded to the call.