This 1999 Ford Explorer rolled after the driver tried avoid hitting a deer.
Major Accident on US-190 Hospitalizes Three, SODA, April 1, 2010 - At approximately 10:30 pm on March 31, 2010, a white 1999 Ford Explorer driven by Alex J. Thorton, 26, of Jasper, was east-bound on US-190 near Greer Road when, according to Thorton, he tried to avoid hitting a deer. Thorton's vehicle left the road to the right and rolled. His vehicle came to rest upside down at the bottom of a slope on the right side of 190. Americare Ambulance Service was dispatched to the scene along with the Indian Springs Volunteer Fire Department, Deputy Billy Duke, and DPS Trooper Chris Stanbery. Thorton's 2 passengers were trapped but were freed from the wreckage by firemen from Indian Springs and Trooper Stanbery. All three vehicle occupants (Thorton, a lady, and a baby) were treated at the scene and taken to Livingston Memorial Hospital by Ambulance. Traffic on the east-bound side of 190 was partially blocked during investigation and cleanup. A rollback wrecker from Ken's Towing recovered the vehicle and it will be stored at Harrison Body Shop in Livingston. Thorton had insurance. The scene was cleared shortly before midnight.
The vehicle rolled down a slope and came to rest upside down at the bottom.
Both airbags deployed.
There was a baby that was trapped in the back but was rescued by Trooper Stanbery.
DPS Trooper Chris Stanbery
The vehicle was recovered by Ken's Towing.
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