Imogene Vest's 2008 Toyota RAV 4 sits on the side of 190 East at the entrance of Wiggins Village after she faile to yield and broadsided another vehicle.
1 Accident, 2 Vehicles, Multiple Citations, LIVINGSTON, June 8, 2012 - At approximately 3:35 pm on June 8, 2012, a tan 2008 Toyota RAV 4 driven by Imogene Vest, 75, of Lufkin, was at the crossover of US-190 West at the entrance of Wiggins Village. Vest attempted to cross from the west-bound lanes across the east-bound lanes (and into the entrance of Wiggins Village), but failed to yield to an east-bound 2003 Chrysler Pacifica driven by Nathaniel Carter, 44, of Livingston. Vest broadsided Carter on the driver's side of his vehicle causing Carter's vehicle to spin around coming to rest facing west on the shoulder of the median (east bound side), while Vest's vehicle came to rest on the opposite side of the pavement facing east. Americare Ambulance Service was dispatched to the scene along with Deputy Mark Dubose of the Polk County Sheriff's Office and Trooper Donny Akers with the Texas Highway Patrol. Imogene Vest was transported by Ambulance to Livingston Memorial Hospital for precautionary reasons, while a passenger who was with Carter was also transported to Livingston Memorial by Ambulance with undisclosed injuries. Traffic was partially blocked during investigation and cleanup. According to Trooper Akers, Vest was cited for failure to yield right-of-way from an open intersection while Carter was cited for no insurance and driving with a suspended license. A rollback wrecker from George White & Sons Wrecker Service recovered Carter's vehicle and it will be stored in Onalaska while Vest's vehicle was recovered by a rollback wrecker from LakeView Wrecker and will be stored in Livingston.