Two wrecks occurred in Shelby County recently, with one involving ATVs, and the other a Tyson chicken hauler.
A Tyson truck hauling chickens overturned on Tuesday morning, spilling chickens everywhere, and blocking the entire roadway.
According to Texas Department of Public Safety State Trooper Brent Murray, at 6:33 a.m. on Tuesday, June 19 a 2010 white Mack Tyson truck tractor, hauling chickens, was traveling northbound on FM 2427.
The truck was driven by Ahmed Abdi Mohhmed, 24, of Nacogdoches and according to Trooper Murray as Mohhmed was traveling northbound an unidentified vehicle was traveling southbound on FM 2427 when it failed to maintain a single lane. Mohhmed took evasive action to avoid colliding with the other vehicle and left the roadway.
The 18-wheeler overturned and slid across FM 2427 on its right side for approximately 400-yards, spilling chicken crates and chickens, before coming to rest facing west across FM 2427.
The unidentified southbound vehicle failed to stop and give information. No injuries were reported as a result of the crash, and no citations have been given at this time.
Shelby County Sheriff’s Deputy Curtis Archie initially responded to the accident scene. The Shelbyville Volunteer Fire Department provided traffic control at the scene throughout the day following the incident, as workers cleared the wreckage. The truck-tractor was towed from the scene by Odum’s Wrecker Service.
During Monday evening two men were driving four wheelers when they reportedly collided with one another.
According to Texas Department of Public Safety State Trooper Jimmy Faulkner, Randy Guidry, 46, of Center was driving a 1996 Polaris four-wheeler and Stewart Bennett, of Center was driving a 2001 Honda four-wheeler CR 3849. At 9:40 p.m. the men entered the t-intersection with CR 3853 and could not make the turn.
It is unclear at this time exactly what happened, but the two vehicles collided with one another, and caused both men to be ejected. Neither of the drivers were able to provide clear information as to what happened.
The men were transported to Shelby Regional Medical Center for treatment of their injuries, and a life flight helicopter was called in for Bennett, but was unable to come due to weather conditions.
Bennett was transported to ETMC Tyler on Tuesday, June 19. The incident currently remains under investigation. No citations have been given at this time.