(c)NPT PHOTO BY NELSON MORAIS
From right to left, J.D. Clevenger and Newport Police Department Chief Maurice Shults
watch as first responders place Andy Messer, 29, of Newport, on a stretcher. Messer
drove his 1988 Thunderbird into the undercarriage of a tractor-trailer blocking
eastbound traffic on Highway 25/70 West, on Thursday, Dec. 13. Messer suffered
"incapacitating", but not life-threatening injuries in the wreck.
|Published: 10:19 PM, 12/14/2012
Author: Nelson Morais
Source: The Newport Plain Talk
NEWPORT-Three people were injured when a tractor-trailer
pulled out and blocked eastbound traffic on West Highway 25/70, near the
Victory Lanes bowling alley, on Thursday, Dec. 13, the Newport Police
A witness, John Clevenger, told NPD Patrolman Mike Robey
that at 8:20 a.m., when thick fog blocked a lot of visibility on the highway,
Ruben E. Smith, 50, of Huston, MS. pulled out from the Furniture Palace parking
lot, onto Highway 25/70, apparently in an effort to straighten out the
tractor-trailer before pulling back into the parking lot, the report stated.
Andy Messer, 29, of 656 Myers Circle, Newport, unable to
stop in time, drove a 1988 Ford Thunderbird into the left center portion of the
tractor-trailer, clipping a large part of the vehicle's roof on the
undercarriage of the tractor-trailer, Robey reported.
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