Major 3 Vehicle Accident Hospitalizes 9 (3 Airlifted), LIVINGSTON, January 30, 2015 - At approximately 3:10 pm on January 30, 2015, a white 2011 company van with Nixon Adult Care Center was north-bound on US-146. The driver, Jessie Haynes, 52, of Livingston, was waiting to make a left turn onto Snell Street when he was slammed from behind by a large company truck with Best Air, driven by Jeff See, 44, of Onalaska. The collision caused the Best Air truck to spin around into the south-bound lane of 146 and slam (glancing head on) into a black 2003 Chevy Suburban driven by Deshaune Williams, 24, of Livingston. All three vehicles came to rest partially on the shoulder of the south-bound side of 146. Americare Ambulance Service (multiple units) was dispatched to the scene along with the Livingston Volunteer Fire Department Heavy Rescue Unit, troopers with the Texas Highway Patrol and Officers with Livingston Police Department including Officer Brandon Brewer, Kaleb Barker, Marty Drake, Lieutenant Matt Parrish, Sergeant Lewis Milner, and Chief Dennis Clifton. Jeff See was pinned inside his truck as firemen used the jaws-of-life to extract him from his vehicle. See's passenger sustained injuries and was transported by ambulance to CHI Livingston Memorial Hospital. Jessie Haynes (van driver) was also transported to CHI Livingston Memorial by Ambulance along with five of his passengers. Deshaune Williams was physically okay and refused medical treatment. See and two passengers from the van were flown out by medical helicopter (2 to Hermann Hospital in Houston and 1 to Conroe Regional Hospital). All traffic on 146 was blocked during flight operations. According to investigating officer, Brandon Brewer, the accident remains under investigation, but Jeff See is likely facing charges for failure to control speed. All three vehicles were recovered by Ken's Towing. The van and the Suburban will be stored at Harrison Body Shop in Livingston, while the Best Air truck will be stored at Bounds Autoplex in Livingston.
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The Best Air truck had 2 collisions (slammed van from behind, then spun around and slammed into the Chevy Suburban).
Investigating Officer, Brandon Brewer, with Livingston PD, checks on the passenger of the Best Air truck.
Livingston Police Chief, Dennis Clifton assisted emergency personnel at the scene.
The Best Air truck driver (Jeff See) was removed from his vehicle and flown to Hermann Hospital in Houston.
Best Air President, Shane Moffett (left) showed up to check on his men.
Emergency personnel and vehicles converged on the scene.
Jeff See was treated at the scene and flown to Houston.
3 of the 9 people that were hospitalized were airlifted from the scene.
As one medical helicopter flies out, another prepares to land.
A third helicopter transported an injured victim from the scene.
All three vehicles were recovered by Ken's Towing.
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