Identities Released From Fatal Accident on FM-942, OLLIE, June 4, 2018 - The identities of the couple that was killed in a fiery crash off FM-942 (June 2) has been released by the Texas Department of Public Safety. At approximately 11 am on June 2, 2018, a 2007 Chevy pickup was east-bound on FM-942 East when the driver, Jerry Smith, 74, of Livingston, entered a curve too fast, left the pavement to the right, over corrected to the left, crossed the pavement and slammed into a tree on the other side (about 10 miles east of US-59). The truck ignited and burned with both Smith and his passenger, Katie Smith, 75, also of Livingston, pinned inside. This accident remains under investigation by the Texas Highway Patrol.
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FM-942 East, just east of Darden Road on Saturday, 11:30 am.
2 Killed in Fiery Truck Crash, OLLIE, June 2, 2018 - Shortly after 11 am on June 2, 2018, the driver of a Chevy pickup was east-bound on FM-942 East. The driver entered a curve too fast just east of Darden Road and left the pavement to the right. He over corrected left, shot across the pavement to the other side, then slammed into a tree as the vehicle caught fire. The driver and his passenger (female) were pinned in the vehicle with no way to get out. It is not yet known if the vehicle occupants were killed on impact. Livingston and Alabama Coushatta Fire Departments were dispatched to the scene to not only put out the truck fire, but to also contain a now burning forest fire. Additionally, Deputy Victor White with the Polk County Sheriff's Office was dispatched to the scene along with Troopers Colton McQuilkin, Ashlee White, and Kevin Burman with the Texas Highway Patrol. Justice of the Peace Jessi Stanton performed an inquest at the scene. A first call car from Cochran Funeral Home transported both victims from the scene. Identification of the victims are being withheld pending positive identification and notification of relatives. The pickup was recovered by Clifton Chevrolet out of Corrigan. This accident remains under investigation by the Texas Highway Patrol.
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The pickup entered a curve too fast, left the pavment to the right, over corrected left, then slammed into a tree where the truck caught fire.
Justice of the Peace, Jessi Stanton (left) performed an inquest at the scene (also pictured is lead investigator, Trooper Colton McQuilkin).
A first call car from Cochran Funeral Home transported both victims from the scene.
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