Accident Investigator: Corporal Ramey Bass with the Texas Highway Patrol
Driver Flown from Major Accident, BLANCHARD, April 6, 2016 - Shortly before 1 pm on April 6, 2016, a white 1999 Chevy pickup driven by Dorothy Wilson, 71, of Livingston, attempted to cross over from the west-bound lanes of US-190 West to FM-2457 (by the Corner Shell). Wilson failed to yield to an east-bound black 2007 Chrysler 300 driven by Kathy Hoover, 60, of Onalaska. The two vehicles collided. Wilson's vehicle came to rest in the middle of the left lane on the east-bound side, while Hoover's vehicle came to rest on the right side of the pavement. Americare Ambulance Service was dispatched to the scene along with the Corporal Ramey Bass, and Troopers Ashlee McBride and Donny Akers with the Texas Highway Patrol. Wilson had a cut, but refused medical treatment, while Hoover was rushed to CHI Livingston Memorial Hospital where she was flown out with possible serious injuries. Traffic on the east-bound side of 190 was partially blocked during investigation and cleanup. Wilson was cited for failure to yield right of way at an intersection. A rollback wrecker from Ken's Towing recovered Wilson's vehicle and it will be stored at Harrison Body Shop in Livingston. Hoover's vehicle was recovered by Fawbush Body Shop and will be stored in Goodrich.
71 year old Dorothy Wilson, of Livingston was driving this 1999 Chevy pickup when she attempted to cross over to FM-2457 but failed to yield.
60 year old Kathy Hoover, of Onalaska, was driving this 2007 Chrysler 300 when she slammed into Wilson's pickup .
The collision activated airbags in both vehicles (Hoover's vehicle pictured).
Wilson's vehicle was recovered by Ken's Towing (Hoover's vehicle was recovered by Fawbush Body Shop).
(L-R) Hedi, Molly, and Mixi were on duty for PolkCountyToday.com.
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