Pharmaceutical Delivery Van Turned Over, LIVINGSTON, February 24, 2018 - At approximately 7:25 am on February 24, 2018, a white 2010 Freightliner Delivery Van (pharmaceutical delivery), driven by Eduardo Antonio Palma Montes, 53, of Houston, was north-bound on US-59 Feeder. As Montes passed through the intersection of West Church, he was broadsided by a red 2000 Dodge Durango, driven by Ronald Wayne Ethridge, 59, of Shepherd. According to multiple witnesses, Montes had the green light when Ethridge (west-bound) blew through his red light. The impact turned over Montes' vehicle. Ethridge's vehicle came to rest on the right side of the road. Americare and Allegiance Ambulance Services were dispatched to the scene along with the Livingston Volunteer Fire Department and Officers Brandon Brewer, Jason Thomas and Sergeant Darrell Newman with Livingston Police Department. Montes and his female passenger were trapped. Firemen cut the windshield from the van to free them. Both were physically okay. Ethridge opted to be transported by ambulance to CHI Livingston Memorial Hospital for precautionary purposes. Traffic on the feeder was blocked during investigation and cleanup. Ethridge was cited for running the red light. Ethridge's vehicle was recovered by Fawbush Wrecker Service and will be stored in Goodrich. Montes' vehicle was turned upright by Fawbush and moved to the side of the road where a wrecker from Houston was sent for.
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59 year old Ronald Wayne Ethridge, of Shepherd was driving this 2000 Dodge Durango and allegedly ran a red light.
Ethridge broadsided this 2010 Freightliner pharmaceutical delivery van, driven by 53 year old Eduardo Antonio Palma Montes, of Houston.
Palma (wearing red shirt) and his passenger were physically okay. Investigating Officer, Brandon Brewer looks inside the van as Sergeant Darrell Newman looks on.
Ethridge (pictured) appeared to be physically okay, but opted to be transported by ambulance to CHI Livingston Memorial Hospital as a precaution.
Montes' vehicle was turned upright by Fawbush Wrecker Service.
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