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Truck Comes Apart in Wreck as Driver, Amazingly, Stays Intact

  • Ellinger firefighters examine the wreckage following an 18-wheeler rollover on SH 71 Monday morning. Photo by Andy Behlen
    Ellinger firefighters examine the wreckage following an 18-wheeler rollover on SH 71 Monday morning. Photo by Andy Behlen
A Peterbilt truck hauling a load of dry cement rolled over and came apart on SH 71 west of Ellinger Monday morning. The wreck happened at 9:17 a.m., according to a report from Trooper Louis “L.A.” Gabler of the Texas Highway Patrol. Gabler’s report said 37-yearold Joel Alanis of Bellville was driving a white 2017 Peterbilt truck pulling a silver 2012 Vantage belly dump trailer. The rig was owned…

 

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