Livingston Woman Life-Flighted From Major Accident in Moscow, MOSCOW, October 12, 2008 - At approximately 10:15 pm on October 12, 2008, a gray 1991 Toyota Camry driven by Kimberly Gay, 40, of Livingston was traveling west-bound on FM-62 at a high rate of speed. As Gay approached US-59, she slammed on her brakes, apparently realizing she was about to pull in front of oncoming traffic. Gay skidded across the north-bound lane of 59 through a crossover point, and into the south-bound lane of 59 where she was slammed broadside by a silver 2000 Lincoln Town Car driven by Carlton Washington, 24, of Houston. The collision spun Washington's car around as it came to a rest on the right side of the highway facing north, while Gay's car was knocked into the weeds on the south-bound side. Polk County Sheriff's Deputy Lee Rogers was dispatched to the scene, in addition, DPS Trooper Brent Henry, Corrigan Volunteer Fire Department (led by Chief Calvin Jones), and Officer Chris Molandes with the Corrigan Police Department were all dispatched to the scene of the accident. EMS Personnel with Americare Ambulance Service worked on victims from both vehicles. Washington had 3 passengers in his vehicle. Himself and his passengers were all transported to Livingston Memorial Hospital by Americare Ambulance, while Gay was transported to Corrigan High School Football Stadium where a PHI Helicopter arrived and transported her to East Texas Medical Center in Tyler. The right lane of traffic on 59 South was blocked as the accident was being investigated and cleared. Both airbags in Washington's vehicle deployed. Gay will likely be issued a citation for failure to yield right of way. Both vehicles were towed from the scene by Riley Towing & Recovery out of Corrigan. The scene was cleared and traffic fully flowing by 12:30 am.
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