Man Who Allegely Caused Fatal Accident Dies of Overdose, LIVINGSTON, June 14, 2013 - The man who is allegedly responsible for a fatal accident that occurred on March 1, 2012 has reportedly died of a drug overdose. Ryan Edward Foley, 27, of Livingston, was allegedly intoxicated on March 1, 2012 when he slammed into a legally parked car that was parked on the shoulder of US-190. The occupant of that vehicle, 49 year old Russell Pinkcard of Livingston, was killed in the collision. Foley was suspected of being intoxicated with pills when the accident occurred. Foley's body is reportedly currently in the Jefferson County Morgue.
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Trooper Kevin Burman (right) is the investigating officer. Burman is speaking with Sergeant Jason Paske of the Polk County Sheriff's Office.
Livingston Man Killed by Alleged Intoxicated Driver, LIVINGSTON, March 1, 2012 - Shortly after 9 am on March 1, 2012, a white Ford Taurus occupied by Russell James Pinckard, 49, of Livingston, was legally parked on the right shoulder of the west-bound side of US-190 West. Pinckard was slammed from behind by a tan 2008 Chevy Silverado driven by Ryan Edward Foley, 26, also of Livingston. The impact crushed Pinckard's vehicle and spun it around into the middle of the right lane where it came to rest. Foley's vehicle left the road to the right and rolled down the embankment. Americare Ambulance Service was dispatched to the scene along with the Livingston Volunteer Fire Department, deputies from the Sheriff's Office and Troopers Kevin Burman and Sergeant Nita Bowen with the Texas Highway Patrol. Pinckard was rushed to Livingston Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead. Foley was also transported to Livingston Memorial with non-life-threatening injuries. One lane of 190 West was blocked during investigation and cleanup. Foley was allegedly intoxicated on pills (possibly Xanax). A bottle containing Xanax pills were pulled from Foley's truck. According to Trooper Burman, Foley will be charged with intoxication manslaughter. A rollback wrecker from Ken's Towing recovered Pinckard's vehicle and it will be stored at Pollock's Body Shop in Livingston. Foley's vehicle was recovered by LakeView Wrecker Service and will be stored in Livingston. The scene was cleared shortly after 11 am.