Corporal Ramey Bass with the Texas Highway Patrol investigated a fatal accident on 190 East in the Beech Creek area early Sunday afternoon.
Vehicle Slammed from Behind is Fatal, BEECH CREEK, February 26, 2017 - At approximately 12:10 pm on February 26, 2017, a maroon Chevy Malibu driven by Sherman Henry Risner, Jr., 84, of Livingston, was west-bound on US-190 East. Risner was waiting to make a left turn onto Beech Creek Road. While waiting, Risner was slammed from behind by a silver 2007 GMC Silverado driven by Alvin Wilson Nettles, 88, of Livingston. Nettles may have been distracted and didn't notice Risner's vehicle. The impact pushed Risner's vehicle to the west-bound shoulder where it came to rest. Nettles' vehicle spun around and came to rest in the middle of 190 facing his opposite direction of travel. Allegiance Ambulance Service was dispatched to the scene along with the Livingston Volunteer Fire Department Heavy Rescue Unit, Deputy Josh Sanders and Sergeant Glen Edwards with the Polk County Sheriff's Office and Corporal Ramey Bass with the Texas Highway Patrol. Sadly, Risner was killed on impact. Risner's wife, Erma, was carefully removed from her vehicle and loaded into an ambulance. A PHi Air Medical Helicopter landed on 190 and transported Erma Risner to Herman Hospital in Houston with undisclosed injuries. Nettles was transported by ambulance to CHI Livingston Memorial Hospital with undisclosed injuries. Traffic on 190 was partially blocked during investigation and cleanup. Justice of the Peace, Jayme Jones performed an inquest at the scene. Sherman Risner was transported from the scene by a first-call car from Cochran Funeral Home. This accident remains under investigation by the Texas Highway Patrol. A rollback wrecker from Ken's Towing recovered Nettles' vehicle and it will be stored at Harrison Body Shop in Livingston. Risner's Vehicle was recovered by a rollback from LakeView Towing and will be stored in Livingston.
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Erma Risner was carefully removed from her vehicle and treated in an ambulance.
84 year old Sherman Henry Risner, of Livingston, was driving this 1993 Chevy Malibu when he was slammed from behind and killed on impact as he was waiting to make a left turn onto Beech Creek Road.
88 year old Alvin Wilson Nettles was driving this 2007 GMC Silverado. Nettles slammed into Risner.
Justice of the Peace, Jayme Jones, performed an inquest at the scene.
Erman Risner was flown to Houston.
PHi Air Medical lifts off from a landing zone that was set up on 190 East at Beech Creek Road.
Henry Risner was loaded into and transported from the scene by a first-call car from Cochran Funeral Home.
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