40 year old Mario Velazquez's 2009 GMC Sierra may be totaled after Velazquez failed to yield to an oncoming vehicle on US-190 West.
Pickups Collide on When Driver Fails to Yield, LIVINGSTON, May 4, 2015 - At approximately 7:30 am on May 4, 2015 a sliver 2007 Dodge Dakota, driven by Melissa Ann Cole, 33, of Livingston, was west-bound on US-190 West. Cole suddenly cut left to avoid a pickup that pulled out of the parking lot of Pueblo Viejo Restaurant. The pickup was a white 2009 GMC Sierra driven by Mario Velazquez, 40, of Livingston. The two vehicles collided. Cole's vehicle rolled across the center median to the east-bound side of 190 while Velazquez's vehicle came to rest on the right shoulder of the west-bound side of 190. Americare Ambulance Service was dispatched to the scene along with deputies from the Polk County Sheriff's Office and Trooper Chris Cain with the Texas Highway Patrol. Melissa Cole was transported by Ambulance to CHI Livingston Memorial Hospital with a head injury. Velazquez was physically okay. Traffic on both sides of 190 was partially blocked during investigation and cleanup. Velazquez was cited for failure to yield right-of-way, no driver's license, and no insurance. Cole's vehicle was recovered by Ken's Towing and will be stored at Harrison Body Shop in Livingston. Velazquez's vehicle was recovered by LakeView Wrecker and will be stored in Livingston. Special thank you: Ken withKen's Towing
Tire marks lead to Melissa Cole's vehicle after the collision caused her truck to cross the median from the west-bound side of 190 to the east bound side.
Cole's 2007 Dodge Dakota may be totaled.
Cole's vehicle was recovered by Ken's Towing.
Houdini assisted Ken's Towing with recovery duties.
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