This 1999 Honda Civic had just left Buster McNuttys and was driving east-bound in the west-bound lanes of 190 West causing a head on collision.
Fatal Head On Collision, Alcohol Suspected, LIVINGSTON, January 10, 2015 - At approximately 1:45 am on January 10, 2015, a white 2009 Dodge Charger driven by Haley Cearly, 17, of Livingston, was west-bound on US-190 West. Cearly was driving in the left lane when she was suddenly slammed, head on, by a black 1999 Honda Civic driven by Kris Delaune Wells, 36, of Cleveland (Just east of Best Air and Heating). The impact caused Cearly's vehicle to leave the pavement to the right, while Wells' vehicle came to rest in the grass on the opposite side of the road. Americare Ambulance Service was dispatched to the scene along with the Livingston Volunteer Fire Department Heavy Rescue Unit, Lieutenant Andy Lowrie, Sergeant David Ramsey, and Deputy Edward Thomas (all with the Polk County Sheriff's Office), Officer Tito Reyes with Livingston Police Department, and Troopers Allen Stanton, Barett Duren, and Chris Cain (all with the Texas Highway Patrol). Cearly, and her passenger, Maci Maddox, 19, of Livingston, were both carefully removed from their vehicle and loaded into an ambulance. Life Flight was summoned and both were flown to Hermann Hospital in Houston. Kris Wells died shortly after impact. All traffic on the west-bound side of 190 was blocked during investigation and cleanup. Alcohol is suspected as being a contributing factor as a liquor bottle was found in Wells' spilled belongings. Justice of the Peace, Darrell Longino performed an inquest at the scene. A first call car from Pace Funeral Home transported Wells from the scene. A rollback wrecker from Ken's Towing recovered both vehicles and they'll be stored at Harrison Body Shop in Livingston.
Special thank you: Ken withKen's Towing Editor's Note: Moments before this accident occurred, a short distance away, Trooper Barett Duren was placing a man under arrest for driving while intoxicated who had also just left Buster McNuttys and was driving east-bound in the west-bound lanes of traffic on 190.
WARNING: The images below show scenes from a fatal automobile accident. No blood is visible, but, if you're sensitive or easily offended by images of this nature, DO NOT scroll down this page.
Facing East: Haley Cearly's Dodge Charger is at the left of this picture, while Kris Wells' Honda Civic is further down on the right (in the grass). Debris from both vehicles cover the point of impact (pavement at right).
Point of impact: The front driver's side tire was torn from Cearly's vehicle.
Trooper Allen Stanton (right) communicates with Haley Cearly and Maci Maddox as firemen open the jammed door with the jaws-of-life.
Cearly and her passenger were removed from their vehicle and loaded into an ambulance.
Both were loaded onto a Life Flight helicopter and flown to Houston.
Firemen cut the roof off of Wells' vehicle.
Troopers Allen Stanton and Chris Cain survey the wreckage of the Honda.
A liquor bottle from Wells vehicle.
Wells was transported from the scene by a first call car from Pace Funeral Home.
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