Responders tend to a passenger in Obrey Alec's Saturn Vue. The SUV was struck from behind.
Failure to Control Speed Hospitalizes 2, BEECH CREEK, May 23, 2014 - Shortly before 7 pm on May 23, 2014, a gray Saturn Vue driven by Obrey Alec, 51, of Livingston, was west-bound on US-190 East. Alec slowed down and stopped as she waited to make a left turn to Beech Creek Assembly of God Church where there was to be a graduation ceremony for the senior class of East Side Christian Academy. Things went wrong when Alec was suddenly slammed from behind by a silver 2005 Chevy Equinox driven by Wesley Rossi, 18, of Seabrook. Rossi was apparently distracted and not paying attention when he was west-bound and slammed into Alec's vehicle. Alec's vehicle was knocked across the east-bound lanes facing in the direction of the church. Rossi's vehicle came to rest a short distance further up the road in the west-bound lanes. Americare Ambulance Service and Texan EMS were dispatched to the scene along with Deputies Byron Dunaway and William Jerry (both with the Polk County Sheriff's Office) and Troopers Donny Akers, Kevin Burman, and Sergeant Nita Bowen (all with the Texas Highway Patrol). Both Alec and Rossi appeared to be physically okay, but both vehicles had a passenger that was transported by ambulance to Livingston Memorial Hospital with undisclosed injuries. Traffic was partially blocked on both sides of 190 during investigation and cleanup. According to Trooper Akers, Wesley Rossi was cited for failure to control speed. A rollback wrecker from Ken's Towing recovered both vehicles. Rossi's vehicle will be stored at Harrison Body Shop in Livingston while Alec's vehicle will be stored at Pollock's Body Shop in Livingston.
18 year old Wesley Rossi of Seabrook was driving this 2005 Chevy Equinox when he slammed Alec's vehicle from behind.
Trooper Donny Akers investigated the accident.
Trooper Kevin Burman helps remove a wounded passenger from Alec's vehicle.
Both vehicles were recovered by Ken's Towing.
Mixi (left) and Molly assisted in the reporting of this story.
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