Trooper Bill Clark (right) with the Texas Highway Patrol speaks with Sergeant William Jerry of the Polk County Sheriff's Office.
Five Hospitalized in Major Accident, SPRING CREEK, February 22, 2011 - Shortly before 7 pm on February 21, 2011, a silver Pontiac Grand Am driven by Michelle Davis, 22, of Colmesneil, was north-bound of FM-3126. Davis attempted a left turn onto US-190 in the Spring Creek area but failed to yield to a tan east-bound Audi 100 driven by Melba Amburn, 38, of Hemphill. Amburn's vehicle slammed into Davis' vehicle. Both vehicles came to rest on the shoulder of 190. Legacy EMS and Americare Ambulance Service were dispatched to the scene along with Sergeant William Jerry of the Polk County Sheriff's Office, the Scenic Loop and Onalaska Volunteer Fire Departments, and DPS Trooper Bill Clark with the Texas Highway Patrol. Melba Amburn had two passengers in her vehicle. Davis had 1 passenger. All five were hospitalized, 4 were transported to Livingston Memorial Hospital by Ambulance, 1 (Davis' passenger) was flown to Hermann Hospital in Houston by Life Flight and was reportedly full term pregnant. Firemen used the Jaws-of-Life to free Davis from her vehicle. Traffic was partially blocked during investigation and cleanup. Both parties had insurance. According to Trooper Clark, Michelle Davis will be issued a citation for failure to yield right-of-way from a left turn. Davis' vehicle was recovered by a rollback wrecker from LakeView Wrecker Service and will be stored in Livingston while Amburn's vehicle was recovered by a rollback wrecker from George White & Sons Wrecker Service and will be stored in Onalaska. The scene was cleared by 8:30 pm.