Edward L. Poe was coming to Livingston to visit friends.
Driver Hits Horse in Leggett, LEGGETT, October 11, 2008 - A common problem in Polk County is cattle and horses that get loose on our roads. Shortly before 10 pm on Saturday, October 11, 2008, a maroon, 1998, Ford F-150 driven by Edward Lee Poe, 56, of Tyler, was south-bound on US-59 in Leggett when a horse that was loose on the highway ran directly into the path of Poe's truck. The collision was unavoidable and Poe's truck slammed into the horse. The horse dropped down onto the road in the right hand lane and passed away a short time later. DPS Trooper Brent Murray was dispatched to the scene. Also at the scene was Polk County Sheriff's Deputy Darren Crow who was joined a short time later by Deputy James Bouie. Fortunately, Poe, formerly Pastor of First Baptist Church of Livingston, wasn't injured in the collision. Poe stated, that while he felt sad for the horse, he was thankful that the horse didn't come through the windshield. The right lane of traffic on 59 South was blocked as the accident was being cleared. The owner of the horse, Horatio Cordova of Blanchard was notified. Friends came to assist at the scene. A tractor was brought in to remove the deceased horse (whose name was Morgan). Poe had insurance and no citations were issued. Poe's truck, which was totaled, was towed away from the scene by a rollback wrecker from Ken's Towing and the truck will be stored at Harrison's Body Shop in Livingston. The scene was cleared and traffic fully flowing by 10:45 pm.
Some of the images below are midly graphic. Some pictures have horse blood, and deceased horse.
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