Beer truck wreck closes U.S. 59 ramp

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - A Bud Light truck wreck has forced responders to shut down U.S. 59 East ramp on Loop 287.

According to Lufkin Police, Wilson Sampson, 47, of Pennsylvania, was traveling on U.S. 59 and failed to control his speed when taking the ramp to get on the loop.

Sampson lost control of his rig and it flipped on its side.  Lufkin Police and Fire arrived on the scene shortly after 7 a.m. and say they will be cleaning up until about noon.

Officials say Sampson was hauling a load full of beer and has minor injuries but refused to go to the hospital.

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