PHi and Life Flight prepare to fly out accident victims from US-146 at FM-2610.
Major Accident in South Polk County, ACE, February 20, 2011 - At approximately 10:45 am on February 20, 2011, a silver 2006 Ford F-150 driven by Delores K. Jones, 73, of Livingston, was north-bound on US-146. Jones attempted a left turn onto FM-2610 but apparently failed to notice a green south-bound 1997 Chevy Cavalier driven by Tyler Woods Morgan, 19, of Kentwood, Louisiana. Morgan's car slammed headon into Jones' pickup with a glancing blow. Morgan's vehicle slid off the road into the weeds on the right side of 146 while Jones' vehicle came to rest in the middle of the road. Americare Ambulance Service was dispatched to the scene along with the South Polk County Volunteer Fire Department, the Livingston Volunteer Fire Department Heavy Rescue Unit, Deputies from the Polk County Sheriff's Office and DPS Troopers David Morris and Rocky Thigpen. Morgan and his passenger, James Hunter White, 17, of Lake Charles, both sustained serious injuries. Firemen used the Jaws-of-Life to cut Morgan from his vehicle. PHi Air Medical was summoned and flew James White to Hermann Hospital in Houston with serious injuries. Life Flight was also dispatched and Tyler Morgan was also flown to Hermann Hospital with serious injuries. Delores Jones was transported to Livingston Memorial Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Traffic was partially blocked during investigation and cleanup. According to Trooper Morris, no citations have yet been issued as the accident remains under investigation. Both parties had insurance. Harwood Wrecker Service recovered both vehicles. Delores Jones' vehicle will be stored at Bounds Autoplex in Livingston while Morgan's vehicle will be stored at 101 Harwood Drive in Livingston. The scene was cleared by 1 pm.