Cold ones...Kelli Ryan is suspected of driving while intoxicated.
Alcohol Suspected in 3 Vehicle Accident in South Polk County, SCHWAB CITY, August 10, 2009 - At approximately 4:45 pm on August 10, 2009, a gray 1996 Lexus ES-300 driven by Kelli Sharice Ryan, 26, of Rye was south-bound on US-146 when she veered into the north-bound lanes of oncoming traffic. Ryan clipped the back of a small U-Haul trailer being pulled by truck and then waylaid a gray 2005 Nissan Pathfinder driven by Edith B. Norris, 52, of Indiana who was coming directly behind the U-Haul. The truck was a red 2008 Toyota Tacoma driven by Patrick Davis, 53, of Flower Mound, Texas. Davis' truck spun out and came to rest facing north with the U-Haul turned on its side while Norris' Nissan Pathfinder rolled 2 times coming to rest on its side in the north-bound lane. Ryan's Lexus came to rest in the grass north-bound side of 146. Americare Ambulance Service was dispatched to the scene along with 2 Polk County Sheriff's Deputies and DPS Troopers Chris Stanbery, Sergeant Nita Bowen, and David Flowers. Kelli Sharice Ryan was transported to Livingston Memorial Hospital with serious injuries. Amazingly, all other drivers were okay. The north-bound lane of traffic was blocked as the accident was being investigated and cleared. The accident scene spanned more than a quarter of a mile in length. Ryan is suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol and possibly illegal drugs. Ryan is facing citations for: Driving while intoxicated, no insurance, and failure to maintain a single marked lane. Volunteer Firemen from South Polk County were on the scene to assist in the emergency operations. A rollback wrecker from Ken's Towing recovered both the Nissan Pathfinder and the Lexus and they will be stored at Harrison Body Shop in Livingston, while the U-Haul was recovered by a rollback wrecker from Harwood Wrecker Service and it will be stored at Harwood in Livingston. The scene was cleared shortly before 7 pm.