A 2003 Ford Taurus burns off FM-3126 next to the subdivision of Texas Landing.
Vehicle Ignites and Burns Following Collision, TEXAS LANDING, July 11, 2018 - At approximately 5:36 pm on July 11, 2018, a white 2014 Chevy Traverse, driven by Mary Jayne Yeager, 67, of Livingston, was west-bound on FM-3126. Yeager slowed and came to a stop to wait to make a left turn into the subdivision of Texas Landing when she was slammed from behind by a gold 2003 Ford Taurus, driven by Austin Lane Jones, 19, of Ethel, Louisiana. Yeager pulled into the front driveway of Texas Landing and stopped. Jones pulled to the right shoulder of FM-3126. Americare Ambulance Service was dispatched to the scene along with the Scenic Loop Volunteer Fire Department, Deputy Terri Mayer with the Polk County Sheriff's Office and Trooper John Allen with the Texas Highway Patrol. Lane's vehicle ignited shortly after the collision as the front half of the vehicle became fully involved. Jones had safely exited his vehicle before the vehicle caught fire. Jones was transported by ambulance to CHI Livingston Memorial Hospital with undisclosed, but non-life-threatening injuries. Yeager was physically okay. Jones will be cited for failure to control speed. Both vehicles were recovered by LakeView Wrecker. Yeager's vehicle will be stored at Premier Autoplex in Livingston, while Jones' vehicle will be stored at a storage lot (also in Livingston).
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67 year old Mary Jayne Yeager, of Livingston, was driving this 2014 Chevy Traverse. Her vehicle was slammed from behind and sustained rear damage.
19 year old Austin Lane Jones, of Ethel, Louisiana, was driving this 2003 Ford Taurus when he slammed Yeager from behind. After exiting his vehicle, Jones' car caught fire. Firemen from Scenic Loop prepare to hose down the burning car.
Jones (center and standing) was transported by ambulance to CHI Livingston Memorial Hospital.
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