Investigating Officer Ashley Early with the Livingston Police Department
Major 3 Vehicle Accident in Front of Wal-Mart, LIVINGSTON, February 24, 2011 - At approximately 12:15 pm on February 24, 2011, a gray 1991 Chevy truck driven by Gary Adams, 41 of Livingston was west-bound on US-190 in front of Wal-Mart. Adams' truck broad sided a white 2005 Ford Taurus driven by Cynthia Horton, 45, of Leggett. Horton attempted a left turn from the east-bound lanes of 190 but failed to yield to oncoming west-bound traffic. The collision forced Adams' truck to veer right colliding with a red 1999 Chevy 1500 driven by Wendy West, 35, of Tarkington. All three vehicles came to rest on the right side of the road. Americare Ambulance Service was dispatched to the scene along with the Livingston Volunteer Fire Department Heavy Rescue Unit, and Officer Ashley Early and Sergeant Lewis Milner (both with the Livingston Police Department). Firemen used the Jaws-of-Life to cut the doors off of Horton's vehicle. Horton's passenger, Opal Boykin, 71, of Livingston, sustained head injuries and was transported to Livingston Memorial Hospital by ambulance where she was picked up by Life Flight and transported to Hermann Hospital in Houston. Horton was also transported by ambulance to Livingston Memorial with non-life-threatening injuries. Gary Adams and Wendy West were physically okay. Traffic was partially blocked during investigation and cleanup. A rollback wrecker Ken's Towing recovered Adams' truck and Horton's car and they will be stored at Harrison Body Shop in Livingston. West called another towing service to recover her truck. Cynthia Horton was cited for failure to yield right-of-way from a left turn and expired driver's license and Gary Adams was cited for no driver's license and no insurance. The scene was cleared shortly after 1 pm.
Special thank you: Michael Ainsworth
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The white car failed to yield to the gray truck and was broadsided and spun around. The red truck was caught in the middle.
Passenger Opal Boyken of Livingston was flown to Houston by Life Flight.
Officer Early speaks with Wendy West (driver of red truck).
Opal Boyken is rolled to a waiting Life Flight Helicopter for transport to Houston.
Life Flight lifts off for Houston.
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