Driver Wrecks Car on 3277, LIVINGSTON, January 5, 2009 - At approximately 2 am on January 5, 2009, Deputy Lee Rogers with the Polk County Sheriff's Office was north-bound on 3277 when he noticed a red 2002 Chrysler Sebring down in the grass by the woods. Rogers pulled his car over, walked up and peered through the window to find an unconscious, but breathing Lauren McBride, 23, of Livingston. Both of McBride's airbags deployed. Rogers radioed for EMS and then a trooper. DPS Trooper Ramey Bass arrived along with the Scenic Loop Volunteer Fire Department. Based on evidence at the scene, McBride was north-bound on 3277 and her vehicle left the road to the right went down an embankment brushed against the wood line, hit a tree, and spun around coming to a rest facing south. Americare Ambulance transported McBride to Livingston Memorial Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The north-bound lane of 3277 was blocked as the accident was being investigated and cleared. When McBride regained consciousness, she admitted to having some alcohol to drink. No citations have yet been issued as the exact cause of the accident is under investigation. McBride's vehicle was recovered by Ken's Towing and it will be stored at Harrison's Body Shop in Livingston. The scene was cleared by 3 am.
Deputy Lee Rogers (left), and DPS Trooper Ramey Bass