33 year old Elizabeth Ann Stuteville, of Onalaska struck a telephone pole (snapped it in half) and crashed through a fence as her vehicle came to rest in a field off FM-3126 near the Polunsky Unit.
Single Vehicle Crash Snaps a Utility Pole in Half, Alcohol Suspected, LIVINGSTON, March 29, 2016 - At approximately 5:20 pm on March 29, 2016, a red 2009 Nissan Altima, driven by Elizabeth Ann Stuteville, 33, of Onalaska, was west-bound on FM-3126 near the Polunsky Prison Unit. Stuteville's vehicle left the pavement to the right, slammed into a utility pole and snapped it in half, crashed through a barbed wire fence, and came to rest in a field. Americare Ambulance Service was dispatched to the scene along with Deputy Terri Mayer, Detective Byron Dunaway, and Troopers Darwon Evans and Ashlee McBride with the Texas Highway Patrol. Stuteville and her passenger, 35 year old Charlie Petty, of Livingston were both transported by ambulance to CHI Livingston Memorial Hospital with minor injuries. Alcohol is suspected in this accident as the vehicle occupants' actions were consistent with intoxication. Additionally, there was lots of beer in the vehicle. Petty has a warrant for his arrest out of Polk County. Traffic on 3126 was partially blocked during investigation and cleanup. A crew from Sam Houston Electric Cooperative arrived to replace the pole and repair any damage to lines. A rollback wrecker from Fawbush Body Shop recovered Stuteville's vehicle and it will be stored in Goodrich.
The indentation on the passenger's side of the car shows where Stuteville's vehicle impacted the utility pole.
Alcohol is suspected.
Pieces of utility pole and a section of torn out barbed wire fence lead to Stuteville's vehicle.
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