EMS personnel work on Ronnie Hodge in the parking lot of Arena Veterinary Clinic.
3 Vehicle Accident Hospitalizes 2, LIVINGSTON, March 22, 2010 - Shortly before 8 am on March 22, 2010, a gray Chevy Silverado driven by Gennie Cox, 28, of Livingston was waiting to turn left into the parking lot of Arena Veterinary Clinic from US-146 south-bound lanes. While waiting to turn, Cox was slammed from behind by a green 1998 Ford Windstar driven by Donnie Hodge, 30, of Onalaska. During the collision, the rear end of Hodge's vehicle slid into the right lane on the same side of the road and collided with a passing 18 wheeler logging truck hauling a full load and driven by Glen Edward Ringo, 64, of Groveton. Hodge's vehicle came to rest facing north a short distance from the truck that he rear-ended. The collision totaled the Hodge's vehicle as the rear half of the vehicle was completely crushed. Cox's truck sustained moderate damage, and the logging truck sustained light damage but was still drivable. Americare Ambulance Service was dispatched to the scene along with Chief Dennis Clifton, Sergeant Ronnie Bogany and Officer Chad Lilley, all with the Livingston Police Department. The accident was actually witnessed by Officer Chad Ward with LPD. Hodge was transported to Livingston Memorial Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries and Cox was transported to Livingston Memorial by private vehicle. One lane on each side of 146 was blocked as the accident was being investigated and cleared. Hodge will receive citations for failure to control speed and driving without a license. Hodge's vehicle and Cox's vehicle were towed by a rollback wrecker from Fawbush Body Shop in Livingston where it will be stored. The scene was cleared before 9am.
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The rear half of Hodge's minivan got chewed up by an 18 wheeler logging truck.
Glen Edward Ringo of Groveton was driving this logging truck when the minivan got caught up in the truck's workings.
Initially hit from behind, Gennie Cox's truck also got slammed on the side when the 18 wheeler pushed the mini-van into the side of the truck.
Both airbags deployed in Hodge's minivan.
Officer Chad Ward with the Livingston Police Department investigated the accident.
Chief Dennis Clifton directs traffic on US-146.
Glen Ringo's truck suffered a small broken tree.
Ronnie Hodge is loaded onto an ambulance. Hodge was cited for usafe speed and driving without a license.
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