NACOGDOCHES COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - A Jefferson man who was hurt when his log truck rolled over while exiting U.S. Highway 59 to go on U.S. Highway 259 Tuesday was listed in fair condition at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital.
Kim Barton, a spokeswoman for Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital, said George Cooper, 46, is now listed in fair condition, and he is in the hospital's Intermediate Care Unit.
Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper John Riggins said Cooper was driving a 2007 Sterling 18-wheeler northbound too fast while exiting from US 59 to US 259. Riggins said Cooper made a sharp turn, causing the 18-wheeler to overturn.
Riggins said the straps on the trailer broke, sending a fourth of the logs onto US 59.
Cooper was pinned inside the truck and Nacogdoches firefighters had to cut him out.
As of 2:20 p.m. Tuesday, Cooper was listed in serious condition at a Nacgdoches hospital.
The spill caused both US 59 and US 259 to be closed for several hours.