22 year old Kelli Loos, of Shepherd was eventually flown to Houston.
2 Vehicle Accident, 1 Person Flown, LIVINGSTON, October 25, 2016 - At approximately 9:40 pm on October 25, 2016 a tan 2012 Chevy Tahoe, driven by Denise Whitten, 52, of Tomball, was south-bound on US-59 just south of the Livingston City Limits. According to Whitten, she braked to avoid striking horses that came running out onto the highway from the west-side of the pavement. Whitten's vehicle was suddenly slammed from behind by a red 1997 Ford Mustang driven by Kelli Loos, 22, of Shepherd. Both vehicles came to a stop in the left lane (fast lane) of 59. Americare Ambulance Service was dispatched to the scene along with the Livingston Volunteer Fire Department, Officers Adam Williford and Donald Dyson with Livingston Police Department and Troopers Kevin McKellar and Lee Lyons with the Texas Highway Patrol. Loos was loaded into an ambulance and transported to CHI Livingston Memorial Hospital with undisclosed injuries. Loos was flown to Houston a short time later. Whitten was physically okay. Whitten stated that she did strike one of the horses, but the horse ran into the woods. The left lane of traffic on the south-bound side of 59 was blocked during investigation and cleanup. Loos is facing citations for failure to control speed, no insurance, and no driver's license. A rollback wrecker from Fawbush Wrecker Service recovered Whitten's vehicle and it will be stored in Goodrich. Loos' vehicle was recovered by East Texas Towing and will be stored in Shepherd.
Kelli Loos' 1997 Ford Mustang appears to be totaled after striking another vehicle from behind (Livingston Fire Chief, Corky Chochran is pictured looking into the car).
52 year old Denise Whitten's 2012 Chevy Tahoe was mildly damaged. Her vehicle was towed.
Troopers Kevin McKellar and Lee Lyons were assisted by Officers Adam Williford and Donald Dyson with Livingston PD.
Mixi, Molly, and Heidi were on duty for PolkCountyToday.com.
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