The car was barely visible from the road after crashing into dense underbrush.
Fatal Accident Claims 1, Marijuana and Pills Pulled From Wreckage, GOODRICH, March 11, 2011 - Shortly before 2 am on March 11, 2011, a dark blue 1998 BMW sedan driven by Brian Keith Brooks, 25, of Houston, was south-bound on US-59 South in Goodrich when his vehicle left the road to the right rolled down an embankment, struck a small tree (front driver's side) and came to rest on the driver's side in heavy brush. Americare Ambulance Service was dispatched to the scene along with the Livingston Volunteer Fire Department, Deputies from the Polk County Sheriff's Office and DPS Trooper Darwon Evans and Sergeant Nita Bowen. Brian Brooks was killed on impact, but his passenger, Alekzander Loutchaninoff, 25, of Coldspring, managed to crawl from the wreckage and was walking when emergency personnel arrived. Loutchaninoff was treated by EMS personnel and transported to Livingston Memorial Hospital with undisclosed injuries. One lane of traffic was blocked during investigation, recovery and cleanup. Justice of the Peace Stephen McEntyre performed an inquest at the scene. A first-call car from Cochran Funeral Home recovered the body of Brian Brooks. A small amount of marijuana and a container with pills were pulled from the wreckage of the car. The exact cause of the accident remains under investigation. The vehicle was recovered by a rollback wrecker from Ken's Towing and will be stored at Harrison Body Shop in Livingston. The scene was cleared by 4 am.