Sarah Matlock's 1995 Toyota Celica sits in a creek near Johnson Drive off FM-350 North.
Vehicle Crashes Into Creek off FM-350 North, LIVINGSTON, March 23, 2013 - At approximately 10:20 pm on March 23, 2013, a white 1995 Toyota Celica driven by Sarah Emmons Matlock, 30, of Livingston, was north-bound on FM-350 North. Emmons' vehicle left the road to the right when she allegedly tried to avoid a deer. Her vehicle rolled down through the grass and ultimately slid sideways into a creek near Johnson Drive. Americare Ambulance Service was dispatched to the scene along with the Livingston Volunteer Fire Department Heavy Rescue Unit and Troopers Allen Stanton, Corporal Ramey Bass, and Sergeant Nita Bowen (all with the Texas Highway Patrol). Matlock appeared to be trapped and incapacitated in her vehicle as firemen performed a dramatic rescue and used a special basket to pull her up from the creek and to the road where she was transferred to the EMS professionals from Americare. Matlock was transported by Ambulance to Livingston Memorial Hospital with undisclosed injuries. All traffic on 350 North was blocked during investigation and cleanup. Pending a toxicology report, Matlock could be facing charges. A recovery vehicle from Ken's Towing pulled the vehicle out of the creek and to the road where it was loaded onto a rollback wrecker from Fawbush Wrecker Service. Matlock's vehicle will be stored at Fawbush Body Shop in Goodrich. The scene was cleared by midnight.