Driver Passes Away from Injuries Sustained in Rollover Accident, HOUSTON, April 30, 2016 - On the afternoon of April 29, 2016, a Livingston man passed away from injuries sustained in a rollover accident that happened the night before (April 28). Sam Aubrey Morgan, 53, of Livingston was taken off life support and passed away in Houston. Morgan was south-bound on US-59 in Seven Oaks the night before and had reportedly been texting when he almost struck another vehicle. His vehicle left the pavement to the right, then he overcorrected to the left, crossed the south-bound lanes and rolled his vehicle. Morgan was eventually flown to Houston where he passed away the next day.
Original Story Below
Driver in Critical Condition After Rolling Pickup, SEVEN OAKS, April 29, 2016 - At approximately 8:20 pm on April 28, 2016, a white 2001 Toyota Tacoma, driven by Sam Aubrey Morgan, 53, of Livingston, was south-bound on US-59. For some reason, Morgan's vehicle left the pavement to the right. He over corrected to the left, crossed over the south-bound lanes, entered the median and rolled. Morgan's vehicle came to rest in the turning lane of the north-bound lanes facing west (just south of Carrington Cemetery Road). Americare Ambulance Service was dispatched to the scene along with the Livingston Volunteer Fire Department Heavy Rescue Unit, Sergeant David Ramsey and Deputy Victor White with the Polk County Sheriff's Office and Troopers Darwon Evans, Ashlee McBride, and Sergeant Sam Lattner with the Texas Highway Patrol. Morgan was trapped in his vehicle as firemen used the Jaws-of-Life to cut the roof off the truck and remove him from his pickup. EMS Personnel were applying CPR as Morgan was transported by ambulance to CHI Livingston Memorial Hospital. He was later flown to Hermann Hospital in Houston. All traffic on the north-bound side of 59 was blocked during investigation and cleanup. The accident remains under investigation. At time of press, Morgan remains in critical condition. His vehicle was recovered by Fawbush Wrecker Service and will be stored in Goodrich.
WARNING: The images below show scenes from a rollover accident. A small amount of blood is visible in one picture (on a Trooper's arm). If any of this offends you in any way, DO NOT scroll down this page.
A massive divot in the median shows where 53 year old Sam Morgan's 2001 Toyota pickup began to roll just south of Carrington Cemetery Road in Seven Oaks.
Morgan communicated that he couldn't breathe. Trooper Darwon Evans wasted no time in jumping into the truck in an attempt to help Morgan get air into his lungs.
Trooper Evans tries to help Morgan breathe.
Firemen from Livingston cut the roof off of Morgan's pickup to get him out safely.
Emergency personnel immediately began CPR and transported him to CHI Livingston Memorial Hospital. He was later flown to Houston.
Trooper Evans sustained a cut arm when he jumped in the truck to help Morgan.
Sergeant Sam Lattner (wearing yellow vest) assisted Troopers Evans and McBride.
Morgan's vehicle was turned upright and recovered by Fawbush Wrecker Service.
If you would like to comment on this story, we'd love to hear from you. Email us at email@example.com. Be sure to include the story subject in the subject line of your email, also list your name and town in your letter. Your letter will be posted in Letters to the Editor.