Driver Rolls Pickup, Flown to Houston, Alcohol Suspected, LIVINGSTON, September 24, 2015 - Shortly after midnight on September 24, 2015, a red 1995 Chevy pickup driven by Lewis Findley, 18, of Livingston, was east-bound on E. Capps Road (off 146) and entered a curve too fast. Findley's pickup left the unpaved road to the right. The front bumper caught the ground and caused the pickup to roll. Findley was ejected during the roll. His pickup came to rest on the passenger's side facing west. Americare Ambulance Service was dispatched to the scene along with Corporal Adam Norris and Deputy Billy Duke with the Polk County Sheriff's Office, and Trooper Donny Akers with the Texas Highway Patrol. Findley and his passenger, Trevor Lewing, 20, of Livingston, were transported by ambulance to CHI Livingston Memorial Hospital. Findley was flown to Hermann Hospital in Houston by medical helicopter. There was a heavy smell of alcohol at the scene. Additionally, both Findley and Lewing are suspected of being intoxicated. Findley will be cited for unsafe speed and may be facing other charges. A rollback wrecker from Fawbush Body Shop recovered Findley's vehicle.
Alcohol is suspected of being a contributor to the cause of the accident.
Trooper Donny Akers is the accident investigator.
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