Troopers Zach Lenderman (right) and Colton McQuilkin are the primary investigators.
Driver Passes Out, Rolls Vehicle, 2 Flown Out, LIVINGSTON, July 22, 2017 - At approximately 10:17 pm on July 21, 2017, a White Chevy Equinox, driven by Leslie Burks, 44, of Corrigan, was north-bound on US-59 a short distance north of the Livingston City Limits. Burks' vehicle left the pavement to the left and entered the center median. Her vehicle rolled and came to rest on its passenger side. Americare Ambulance Service was dispatched to the scene along with the Livingston Volunteer Fire Department Heavy Rescue Unit, Sergeant David Ramsey with the Polk County Sheriff's Office and Troopers Zach Lenderman, Colton McQuilkin, and Corporal Ramey Bass with the Texas Highway Patrol. Burks' 13 year old passenger was removed from the vehicle. Burks was trapped in her vehicle. Firemen used extraction equipment to cut out the windshield an remove Burks safely from her vehicle. Both Burks and her young passenger were transported by PHi Air Medical Helicopter to Hermann Hospital in Houston. Traffic on the north-bound side of 59 was partially blocked during investigation and cleanup. The south-bound side of 59 was completely blocked during flight operations. Burks' cause of accident may be a medically related. A rollback wrecker from Ken's Towing recovered Burks' vehicle and it will be stored at Harrison Body Shop in Livingston.
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Firemen were able to cut out the windshield and carefully remove driver, 44 year old Leslie Burks, of Corrigan.
Burks' 13 year old passenger was loaded into an ambulance.
Both Burks and her passenger were flown to Houston by PHi Air Medical.
One of two helicopters lifts off from the south-bound lanes of 59.
Burks' vehicle was recovered by Ken's Towing.
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