Troopers found marijuana in Latricia Hill's vehicle. (Pictured L-R: David Flowers, Kevin Burman, Donny Akers).
Driver Fails To Yield and Broadsides Another Vehicle, SEVEN OAKS, August 6, 2011 - At approximately 4 pm on August 6, 2011, a white 2005 Chevy Impala driven by Latricia Hill, 19, of Livingston was sitting at a crossover section on US-59 and attempted to crossover to Camp Road. Hill failed to yield to an oncoming maroon 2010 Honda Pilot driven by Jay Capers, 70, of Cleveland. Capers attempted to avoid Hill, but Hill still broadsided Capers. The collision sent Capers' vehicle sliding into the grass on the right side of the road while Hill's vehicle spun around back into the crossover facing her opposite direction of travel. Americare Ambulance Service was dispatched to the scene along with Deputies from the Polk County Sheriff's Office and Troopers Donny Akers, David Flowers, and Kevin Burman, all with the Texas Highway Patrol. Latricia Hill was physically okay, as was two of her passengers, there were two more passengers in Hill's vehicle (both minors) who were transported to Livingston Memorial Hospital with undisclosed injuries. Traffic was not blocked during investigation and cleanup. Troopers did find a small amount of marijuana in Hill's vehicle, but none of the adults in the vehicle would own up to it. According to Trooper Akers, all three adults in Hill's vehicle were charged with possession of marijuana. Hill was also cited for failure to yield right-of-way from an open intersection. A rollback wrecker from Riley Wrecker Service recovered Hill's vehicle and it will be stored in Corrigan while Capers' vehicle was recovered by Ken's Towing and will be stored at Harrison Body Shop in Livingston. The scene was cleared by 5:30 pm.