This Chevy Suburban was slammed from behind on US-59 just a little over a mile south of the Corrigan City Limits.
Couple Rolls Vehicle After Being Struck by 18 Wheeler, CORRIGAN, April 8, 2013 - At approximately 8:25 pm on April 7, 2013, an older model Chevy Suburban driven by Johnny B. Higdon, 66, of Livingston, was north-bound on US-59 a short distance south of the Corrigan City Limits. Higdon was reportedly slammed from behind by an 18 wheeler driven by Leland Ray Davis, 55, of Inez. The impact knocked Higdon's vehicle into the median causing the vehicle to roll. Higdon's vehicle came to rest upright facing north. Davis' 18 wheeler left the pavement to the right and into the grass beside 59. Americare Ambulance Service was dispatched to the scene along with the Corrigan and Livingston Volunteer Fire Departments, Corporal David Ramsey with the Polk County Sheriff's Office, and Trooper Chad Seamans with the Texas Highway Patrol. Johnny Higdon and his wife, Janie Higdon were trapped in their vehicle with the doors jammed from the accident. Firemen were able to pry the doors open. Both Johnny Higdon and his wife were transported by ambulance to Lufkin Memorial Hospital with undisclosed injuries. Davis was physically okay. According to Leland Davis, he was traveling north-bound on 59 and didn't see the dark colored Chevy Suburban until he was right up on it. Davis stated that Higdon's Suburban was traveling very slow and that the collision was unavoidable. The accident remains under investigation by Trooper Seamans. A rollback wrecker from Clifton Chevrolet out of Corrigan recovered Higdon's vehicle and it will be stored in Corrigan. Davis' 18 wheeler had to be pulled back up onto the road by Riley Wrecker Service and was then driveable.