Doyle Davis was issued a citation for failure to yield right-of-way.
Major Accident at US-59 and FM-2665, GOODRICH, July 12, 2008 - At 12:08 in the afternoon on July 12, 2008 a silver 2006 Dodge Dakota driven by Doyle Davis, 19, of Livingston was at the crossover and attempted to cross to the other side of 59. As Davis was crossing over on the south-bound side, he failed to notice a black 2002 Pontiac Grand-Am that was southbound and being driven by James Lawson, 45, of Louisville Kentucky. Lawson couldn't avoid Davis and slammed into Davis' passenger front side. Both vehicles rolled into the ditch on the west side of 59 south. Both airbags in the Pontiac deployed. Polk County Sheriff Deputy, Glen Edwards was the first emergency responder to arrive on the scene of the accident. Followed by an ambulance from Americare Ambulance Service. All vehicle occupants were able to get out of their vehicles, however, Lawson was transported to Livingston Memorial Hospital by Americare with non-life-threatening injuries. DPS Trooper Brent Henry was dispatched to the scene to investigate. Traffic on 59 was not blocked while the accident was being tended to. Both drivers had insurance and all sea belts were fastened. Davis was issued a citation for failure to yield right-of-way. A rollback wrecker from Ken's Towing recovered the Grand-Am while Polock's Wrecker Service recovered the Dakota. The accident was cleared out in about 1 hour. Both vehicles that were towed are being stored at Harrison's Body Shop in Livingston.