Stanley Wingfield Injured in Sabine Co., TX, 18-wheeler Accident
Sabine County, TX -- January 25, 2017, Stanley Wingfield was injured in an accident where two 18-wheelers crashed on a bridge, one falling into the water.
Sabine County authorities were called to the scene of the accident at around 2:15 p.m. The incident created severe traffic problems as it completely blocked the Highway 21 bridge across the Toledo Bend Reservoir.
According to preliminary reports, Wingfield and another truck driver, Jimmy Swindle, were both driving down Highway 21. For reasons that aren't clear, their two vehicles collided into each other. This collision caused one of the semis to fall off the bridge into the reservoir below. Reports did not specify whose truck went into the water.
The driver of the truck that fell was able to escape the cab and wait for rescue teams to arrive. Following the crash, Wingfield was transported from the scene with minor injuries, while Swindle was not injured.
At this time, authorities did not say if any charges or citations were being considered. The exact cause of the accident has not been specified.
Investigations are ongoing.
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