27 year old Henry Smiley, IV, was driving this Mitsubishi box truck and rolled it off US-59 South and Big Man Road. The truck came to rest against a storage shed.
Houston Driver Loses Life in Single Vehicle Accident, LEGGETT, March 4, 2018 - Shortly before 8 am on March 4, 2018, a white, Mitsubishi box truck, driven by Henry Smiley, IV, 27, of Houston, was south-bound on US-59. Smiley apparently fell asleep at the wheel as his box truck left the pavement to the right at 59 and Big Man Road. His truck went over a ditch, landed in a yard and turned over end over end, coming to rest its side facing north. Smiley was not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected during the rollover landing in front of his truck and then the truck landing on Smiley. According to witnesses who ran to the scene, Smiley was talking momentarily as he was pinned under his truck. He stopped talking and sadly passed away within moments. Americare Ambulance Service was dispatched to the scene along with the Livingston Volunteer Fire Department, Deputies with the Polk County Sheriff's Office and Troopers Ashlee White, Darwon Evans and Kevin Burman with the Texas Highway Patrol. Firemen worked for nearly an hour to get the truck off of White. Justice of the Peace, Darrell Longino performed an inquest at the scene. Smiley was transported from the scene by a first-call car from Corrigan Funeral Home. His vehicle was recovered by a heavy-duty wrecker from Riley Wrecker Service and will be stored in Corrigan. This accident remains under investigation by the Texas Highway Patrol. Special thank you: Ken withKen's Towing
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Volunteer Firemen from Livingston worked feverishly for nearly an hour to lift the truck off of Smiley who was pinned under the box portion.
Justice of the Peace, Darrell Longino performed an inquest at the scene.
A first-call car from Corrigan Funeral Home transported Smiley from the scene.
A heavy-duty wrecker from Riley Wrecker Service out of Corrigan recovered Smiley's truck.
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