Rescuer Alan Cook (left) arrives to help free 69 year old Jean Cleveland from her vehicle.
Major Accident Hospitalizes 1, LIVINGSTON, January 28, 2012 - At approximately 10:30 pm on January 27, 2012, a black 2006 Nissan Xterra driven by Crystal Burnham Shackford, 34, of Livingston was west-bound on US-190 West. Shackford was sitting in the right lane at a red light at the FM-350 South 190 intersection when she was clipped from behind by a blue 2008 Honda Civic driven by Jean Morgan Cleveland, 69, of Buna. According to witnesses, Cleveland was coming up behind Shackford and was coming too fast. Cleveland tried to avoid slamming into Shackford and pulled right to the shoulder but still clipped that back of Shackford's vehicle. Shackford pulled her car into the parking lot of First State Bank while Cleveland's vehicle came to rest partially on the shoulder in front of Back Yard Oasis. Americare Ambulance Service was dispatched to the scene along with the Livingston Volunteer Fire Department Heavy Rescue Unit and Officers Kaleb Barker and Dallas Early with Livingston Police Department. Crystal Shackford was physically okay, but Jean Cleveland was pinned in the mangled vehicle. Firemen used extraction equipment, and after around 20 minutes was able to free Cleveland. Cleveland was loaded onto an ambulance and transported to Livingston Memorial Hospital with undisclosed injuries. Traffic in the right lane was blocked during investigation and cleanup. According to Officer Kaleb Barker, the accident remains under investigation. A rollback wrecker from Fawbush Body Shop recovered Cleveland's vehicle and it will be stored in Goodrich. Shackford's vehicle was drivable. The scene was cleared by 11:20 pm.