A PHI Helicopter lifts off from US-190 at FM-2457.
Accident on 190 Claims Life of Livingston Man, LIVINGSTON, July 28, 2009 - At approximately 4:30 pm on July 28, 2009, a silver 2009 Toyota was east-bound on FM-2457. As the vehicle approached US-190, the driver (whose name is being withheld pending notification of relatives) entered a curve that led to the crossover point near the "corner shell" station. The driver entered the curve but continued straight right into a sloped grassy embankment and went airborne over US-190 (east-bound side). While airborne, the Toyota landed in the bed of a east-bound black 1996 Ford F-150 driven by Gregorio Pecero, 50, of Livingston. The car continued and went into the median that separates the east and west bound sides of 190, rolled and came to rest upright in the grass. The driver was ejected. Pecero spun out to the shoulder on the right side of 190. Americare Ambulance Service was dispatched to the scene along with the Alabama Coushatta Volunteer Fire Department and the Livingston Volunteer Fire Department. Also dispatched was DPS Trooper Brent Henry. EMS Personnel treated the ejected victim at the scene. A PHI helicopter was summoned and the driver of the Toyota was transported by helicopter to Hermann Hospital in Houston where he died a short time later. Both lanes of the east-bound side of 190, part of FM-2457, and the left lane of the west-bound side of 190 were all blocked during investigation and clean-up. Both parties had insurance. A rollback wrecker from Ken's Towing recovered Pecero's vehicle and it will be stored at Harrison Body Shop in Livingston, while a rollback wrecker from Fawbush recovered the Toyota and it will be stored at Fawbush in Livingston. The scene was cleared and traffic fully flowing by 5:50 pm.
A special thank you to Assignment Editor Stash Anderson.
(L - R) Deputy Terri Mayer, Sergeant William Jerry, Trooper Brent Henry
The Toyota went airborne, landed on the back of a truck, continued into the median, rolled, and came to rest upright.
The Toyota landed on the back of this truck.
Investigating DPS Trooper Brent Henry.
Both east-bound lanes on 190 were blocked during investigation and cleanup.
Assistant Fire Chief John Haynes at the scene.
The victim in the Toyota was transported to Hermann Hospital in Houston where he died a short time later.
The truck was towed by Ken's Towing.
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