Driver Fails to Yield, Gets Broadsided, 1 Hospitalized, BLANCHARD, June 22, 2016 - Shortly before 11 am on June 22, 2016, a silver Toyota Venza, driven by Deborah Forsyth, 61, of Onalaska, was east-bound on US-190 West (by the Corner Shell). Forsyth's vehicle broadsided a gray Dodge Durango driven by Lilly Youngblood, 59, of Chester. Youngblood attempted to crossover (from the west-bound lanes of 190) to FM-2457 but failed to yield to Forsyth. The impact caused Youngblood's vehicle to lose its brakes as it coasted east down 190. Youngblood was able to steer the vehicle to the shoulder further down the road where it finally came to rest. Forsyth's vehicle rolled through the weeds and came to rest on the entrance way from 2457 to 190. Americare Ambulance Service was dispatched to the scene along with Deputy Terri Mayer with the Polk County Sheriff's Office and Trooper Michael Lyons with the Texas Highway Patrol. Forsyth was transported by ambulance to CHI Livingston Memorial Hospital with undisclosed injuries. Youngblood was a little shaken up, but otherwise physically okay and refused medical treatment. Traffic on 2457 was partially blocked during investigation and cleanup. Youngblood was cited for failure to yield right-of-way at a crossover. A rollback wrecker from Ken's Towing recovered Forsyth's vehicle and it will be stored at Harrison Body Shop in Livingston. Youngblood's vehicle was recovered by Fawbush Body Shop and will be stored in Goodrich.
61 year old Deborah Forsyth, of Onalaksa, was driving this Toyota Venza. The car appears totaled. Trooper Michael Lyons (pictured at left) is the primary investigator.
59 year old Lilly Youngblood, of Chester, was driving this Dodge Durango and failed to yield to Forsyth when she attempted to crossover the east-bound lanes of 190 to FM-2457.
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