22 year old Jaccob Compton, of Conroe, walks away with some belongings after is 2013 Kia Optima rolled about 5 times.
Watch for Flying Tires, Loose Tire Causes Rollover, LIVINGSTON, February 22, 2016 - Shortly before 7 pm on February 21, 2016, a white 2013 Kia Optima, driven by Jaccob Compton, 22, of Conroe, was north-bound on US-59 just south of the Livingston City Limits. Compton lost control of his vehicle when it was suddenly struck by a tire that came from the south-bound lanes of 59. A silver 1993 Dodge pickup driven by Calvin Huntley, 42, of Livingston, was south-bound on 59 when his passenger's side rear tire suddenly became detached from his pickup. The tire rolled through the grassy median and entered the north-bound lanes of traffic where the tire struck Compton. The collision with the tire caused Compton to lose control of his vehicle as it began to roll. Compton's vehicle rolled at least five times and came to rest in a ditch upright on the right side of 59. Huntley's vehicle went into the median where it came to rest. Americare Ambulance Service was dispatched to the scene along with Troopers Kevin Burman, Zach Lenderman, and Allen Stanton (all with the Texas Highway Patrol). Amazingly, Compton was not hurt. All his airbags deployed and he had his seatbelt fastened. After being checked by EMS personnel, Compton was released and gathered his belongings. Traffic on the north-bound side of 59 was partially blocked during investigation and cleanup. Calvin Huntley was cited for no insurance. A rollback wrecker from Ken's Towing recovered both vehicles and they'll be stored at Harrison Body Shop in Livingston.
Special thank you: Brandy Lowerie, Ken withKen's Towing, and Precious Angel
Compton's 2013 Kia Optima rolled at least 5 times before it came to rest upright in a ditch on the right side of 59 North.
42 year old Calvin Huntley, of Livingston, lost his rear passenger's side tire. The tire entered the north-bound lanes of traffic and caused Compton's vehicle to crash.
Trooper Kevin Burman (right) was the accident investigator (also pictured is Trooper Zach Lenderman).
Both vehicles were recovered by Ken's Towing (Houdini pictured).
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