Truck crash closes highway exit ramp (w/video)

Exit 87 closed for a couple hours off US Highway 59 south.=20

A southbound exit off U.S. Highway 59 was closed for several hours Wednesday after a tractor-trailer lost control of its trailer and rolled onto its side.

The driver was able to pull himself out of the cabin of the truck without injury, said Patrol Officer David Brogger of the Victoria Police Department.

Chavez Rolday, 30, of Florida, attempted to exit the highway about 2 p.m. at speeds that were too fast for the rainy condition, Brogger said, causing the trailer to pull away from the truck and roll on its side.

The trailer, which was carrying collapsed cardboard boxes, had to be unloaded before wreckers could move the vehicle off the exit ramp.

The ramp was reopened about 4:30 p.m., according to a spokesman with the Victoria Fire Department.