The mother of Kelli Cain is overcome with grief as DPS Trooper Ramey Bass tries to console her.
Loose Cow on Roadway Believed to Have Caused Fatal Accident, LIVINGSTON, March 29, 2010 - At approximately 8:15 pm on March 28, 2010 a silver 1999 Dodge Intrepid driven by Kelli Cain, 21, of Livingston was east-bound of FM-1988 at Tempe Creek when her car came upon a black cow that was standing in the middle of the bridge that goes over Tempe Creek. Cain's vehicle slammed into the cow killing the cow on impact. Cain's vehicle slid into the west-bound lane and was struck by a west-bound silver 2004 Ford F-250 driven by Rick Lynn Malcolm, Jr, 32, of Livingston. The impact knocked Cain's vehicle into the east-bound lane. Malcom's vehicle slid along the guard rail of the bridge and eventually went over the edge of the bridge and landed upside down on the east side of Tempe Creek. Americare Ambulance Service was dispatched to the scene along with the Livingston Volunteer Fire Department Heavy Rescue Unit, Deputy Milner with the Sheriff's Office and DPS Troopers Ramey Bass, Donny Akers, David Flowers, and Sergeant Nita Bowen. Emergency personnel were able to pull Malcolm from his vehicle, as his truck lay upside down on the bank of Tempe Creek. Malcolm was transported to Livingston Memorial Hospital with undisclosed injuries. Kelli Cain wasn't as fortunate and was pronounced dead at the scene by Justice of the Peace Precinct 2, David Johnson. A first call car from Cochran Funeral Home recovered Cain's body and was transported to Cochran Funeral Home in Livingston. A truck and loader from the Texas Department of Transportation recovered the cow. All traffic on 1988 was blocked during investigation and cleanup. Family members of Cain arrived and learned of the tragic news upon arrival and consoled one another and were consoled by Troopers. A rollback wrecker from Ken's Towing recovered Malcolm's vehicle and it will be stored at Polock's Body Shop in Livingston while Cain's vehicle was recovered by a rollback wrecker from LakeView Wrecker Service and it will be stored at LakeView in Livingston. The cow was allegedly owned by Toby Hicks. The scene was cleared by 11:15 pm.
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