There were 4 Troopers at the scene (3 pictured here).
Lunchtime Accident in Sends Man to Hospital, ONALASKA, July 3, 2008 - At approximately 12 noon on July 3, 2008, a red 2005 Chevy Cavalier driven by Jason Easterling, 24, of Onalaska was south-east bound on FM-356 when he collided with the rear section of a truck. The truck, a 1995 GMC pickup driven by Gerald Duck, 45, of Sealy was traveling the opposite direction on the 2 lane road when Duck attempted to turn into the parking lot of Hansen's Hardware. Duck failed to yield right of way to the oncoming Easterling and Easterling collided into the rear passenger's side half of the truck. Onalaska Police Officer Ashley Brame was the first responder on the scene of the accident. DPS troopers Brent Murray and Darwon Evans were dispatched to the scene. Two additional troopers were dispatched to the scene, trooper Chad Seamans and Allen Stanton (both from Trinity County). Easterling sustained injuries from the accident and was transported to Livingston Memorial Hospital via Americare Ambulance Service. Also at the scene was Onalaska Fire Chief, Roy Newport. Duck was issued a citation for failure to yield right of way, while Easterling was issued a citation for no insurance. One lane of the two lane road was blocked while the accident was being cleared. Both driver's side and passenger's side airbags deployed in Easterling's car. A rollback wrecker from George White & Sons wrecker service towed Easterling's vehicle away and the vehicle will be stored at George White Paint & Body Shop in Onalaska. The accident was completely cleared out in about 1 hour.