Elke Brashear's 2004 GMC Sierra struck a tree and rolled.
Corrigan Woman Sustains Major Injuries in Accident, Flown to Houston, CORRIGAN, September 2, 2010 - Shortly before 8 am on September 2, 2010, a white 2004 GMC Sierra driven by Elke Brashear, 54, of Corrigan, was west-bound of FM-287 North when her truck left the road to the right, over-corrected to the left, left the road to the left struck a tree and rolled. Americare Ambulance Service was dispatched to the scene along with the Corrigan Volunteer Fire Department, Officer Kevin Saintes with the Corrigan Police Department, and DPS Troopers Corporal Sam Lattner, Sergeant Nita Bowen, Darwon Evans and David Morris. Brashear sustained serious head injuries and was loaded onto an ambulance and transported to Livingston Memorial Hospital where she was picked up by helicopter and transported to Hermann Hospital in Houston. Brashear's two passengers (a 13 year old boy and a 7 year old girl) sustained very minor injuries. One lane of traffic of 287 was blocked as the accident was being investigated and cleared. Brashear did have insurance. According to Corporal Lattner, pending a complete investigation, Brashear could be facing a citation for failure to control speed. A rollback wrecker from Riley Wrecker Service recovered Brashear's vehicle and it will be stored in Corrigan. The scene was cleared by 9:15 am.
Officer Kevin Saintes with Corrigan P.D. and Sergeant Nita Bowen with the Texas Highway Patrol
Vehicle Recovery Specialist James Riley turns Brashear's vehicle upright.
Trooper David Morris assists in the investigation.
Troopers: (left to right) David Morris, Darwon Evans and Corporal Sam Lattner
Brashear's vehicle will be stored at Riley Wrecker Service in Corrigan.
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