Justice of the Peace, David Johson performed an inquest at the scene (also pictured is Sergeant Christian Schanmier with the Polk County Sheriff's Office).
Fatal Accident Near Lake Livingston, SCENIC LOOP, June 11, 2013 - At around 8:40 pm on June 10, 2013, a yellow Harley Davidson motor scooter driven by Randy Harrington, 57, of Scenic Loop was west-bound on FM-3277. Things went terribly wrong when Harrington's motor scooter impacted an older model Chevy pickup driven by Michael Jones, 31, also of Scenic Loop. Jones was east-bound on 3277 and attempted a left turn into Lakewood Mobile Home Park and apparently failed to yield right-of-way to the west-bound Harrington. The impact ejected Harrington from his motor scooter as both he and his bike left the pavement to the right. Harrington was wearing a helmet. Americare Ambulance Service was dispatched to the scene along with the Scenic Loop Volunteer Fire Department, Deputies from the Polk County Sheriff's Office, and Corporal Ramey Bass, Trooper Bill Clark, and Sergeant Sam Lattner (all with the Texas Highway Patrol). Sadly the ambulance wasn't needed as Randy Harrington was killed from the collision. Justice of the Peace, David Johnson performed an inquest at the scene. One lane of traffic on 3277 was blocked during investigation and cleanup. Preliminarily, Michael Jones is believed to be at fault for failure to yield right-of-way, however, the accident remains under investigation by Trooper Ramey Bass. A first-call car from Cochran Funeral Home recovered Harrington's body. A rollback wrecker from Fawbush Wrecker Service recovered Harrington's motor scooter and it will be stored in Goodrich while Jones' pickup was recovered by Harwood Bros. wrecker service and will be stored in Livingston.
Michael Jones' Chevy pickup sits in the west-bound lane of traffic where it was slammed by Randy Harrington's Harley Davidson motor scooter.
Corporal Ramey Bass is the primary investigator.
Randy Harrington's Harley Davidson motor scooter left the pavement and came to rest in the grass.
Trooper Bill Clark (left) and Sergeant Sam Lattner assisted in the investigation.
Sergeant Christian Schanmier (right) also assisted in the investigation (also pictured is Trooper Bill Clark).
A first-call car from Cochran Funeral Home transported Randy Harrington from the scene.
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