Local Businessman Dies From Automobile Accident, SODA, October 5, 2017 - At approximately 1:45 pm on October 5, 2017, a tan Dodge pickup, driven by Roy Franklin Fawbush, Jr., 78, of Livingston, was east-bound on US-190 East. According to witnesses, Fawbush crossed the center line of the four lane road. His side mirror struck another vehicle that was west-bound. Fawbush continued leftward and struck the driver's side front tire of a west-bound 18 wheeler driven by Clinton Deane Walls, 46, of Fitzgerald, Georgia. Fawbush's pickup careened down the side of the 18 wheeler. Walls was hauling an assembled shell building. The supports on the side of the building (the side that Fawbush's pickup was impacting) gave way and the entire building collapsed on the trailer. Fawbush's pickup slid into the east-bound lane where it came to rest. Walls pulled to the shoulder. Americare Ambulance Service was dispatched to the scene along with the Livingston Volunteer Fire Department Heavy Rescue Unit, Deputies from the Polk County Sheriff's Office, and Troopers Darwon Evans, Kevin Burman, Donny Akers, Nick Hatton, and Corporal Ramey Bass with the Texas Highway Patrol. Fawbush was trapped in his vehicle. Firemen used the Jaws-of-Life to cut the mangled truck from around Fawbush and remove him from his truck. Fawbush was rushed to CHI Livingston Memorial Hospital where he passed a way a short time later. Walls was physically okay. Debris from the collision was strewn across the west-bound lanes of 190. Commissioner Tommy Overstreet used a front end loader to help clear the debris. Traffic on 190 was routed to the shoulder during investigation and cleanup. Preliminarily, it is believed that Fawbush may have had a medical condition that caused him drift into the the oncoming lane. This accident remains under investigation by the Texas Highway Patrol. A rollback wrecker from Fawbush Wrecker Service recovered Fawbush's pickup and it will be stored in Goodrich. Walls' rig was recovered by Riley Wrecker Service out of Corrigan.
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46 year old Clinton Dean Walls, of Fitzgerald, Georgia was driving this 18 wheeler.
Fawbush's pickup came to rest in the east-bound lanes of 190.
Volunteer firemen work feverishly to safely remove Mr. Fawbush from his pickup.
Commissioner Tommy Overstreet used a front end loader to help clear the roadway.
Trooper Darwon Evans is the primary investigator.
Fawbush's pickup was recovered by Fawbush Wrecker Service.
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