Accident investigator, Trooper Chris Cain (left) and Trooper Kevin Burman
3 Vehicle Accident Hospitalizes 6, SPRING CREEK, April 4, 2016 - At approximately 4 pm on April 4, 2016, a tan 1999 GMC Sierra, driven by Tiarra Evans, 23, of Onalaska, was east-bound on US-190 West (near 4 Corners subdivision). Evans admitted that she was distracted when she failed to notice that in front of her was a blue 2005 Pontiac Montana minivan driven by Donald Blanks, 60, of Trinity. Evans slammed into the rear end of Blanks' vehicle and knocked his vehicle into a silver 1999 Chevy Malibu (in front of him) driven by Jacory Cooper, 22, of Livingston. Both were stopped for construction on 190. Evans' vehicle came to rest on the west-bound side of 190, while Cooper's vehicle came to rest in the grass on the right side of the pavement, and Blanks' vehicle came to rest in the east-bound lane facing west. Americare Ambulance Service was dispatched to the scene along with the Livingston Volunteer Fire Department Heavy Rescue Unit and Troopers Chris Cain, Donny Akers, and Kevin Burman with the Texas Highway Patrol. Evans and her 4 year old passenger, Cooper, and Blanks and his three passengers were transported to CHI Livingston Memorial Hospital with undisclosed injuries. All traffic on 190 was blocked during investigation and cleanup. Evans was cited for failure to control speed. A rollback wrecker from Ken's Towing recovered Cooper's vehicle and it will be stored at Harrison Body Shop in Livingston. Evans' vehicle was recovered by LakeView Wrecker and will be stored in Livingston, and Blanks' vehicle was recovered by George White & Sons wrecker service and will be stored in Onalaska.
23 year old Tiarra Evans, of Onalaska, was driving this 1999 GMC Sierra when she slammed a another vehicle from behind.
Evans slammed into this 2005 Pontiac Montana driven by 60 year old Donald Blanks of Trinity.
...the impact caused Blanks' vehicle to slam into this 1999 Chevy Malibu driven by 22 year old Jacory Cooper of Livingston.
Emergency personnel tend to wounded vehicle occupants under a shade that was set up by Livingston VFD.
Cooper's vehicle was recovered by Ken's Towing, Evans' vehicle by LakeView Wrecker, and Blanks' vehicle by George White and Sons.
Houdini assisted with towing duties.
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