Failure to Control Speed, Driver Slams Another Vehcile on 190 East, LIVINGSTON, October 28, 2012 - At around 2:20 pm on October 28, 2012, a green 1997 Dodge Intrepid driven by Kristin Crane, 16, of Big Sandy was east-bound on US-190 East. Crane stopped and was waiting for traffic to clear so she could make a left turn onto Nettles Cemetery Road when she was slammed from behind by a blue 1996 Chevy Tahoe driven by a 16 year old male from Lumberton (he recently moved from Livingston to Lumberton). The Tahoe struck Crane's vehicle with a glancing blow. The collision sent the Tahoe to the right. The vehicle rolled multiple times and came to rest on the upright on the right side of the west-bound lanes of traffic. Americare Ambulance Service was dispatched to the scene along with Deputies Rey Davalos and Sergeant Rob Thomas. Additionally Trooper Ramey Bass with the Texas Highway Patrol was dispatched to investigate. The 16 year old driver of the Tahoe was transported by ambulance to Livingston Memorial Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Crane suffered a few bumps and a scratch but was okay and refused medical treatment. Traffic was partially blocked during investigation and cleanup. According to Trooper Bass, the driver of the Tahoe was cited for failure to control speed. Cranes vehicle was recovered by Ken's Towing and will be stored at Polock's Body Shop in Livingston, while the Tahoe was recovered by a rollback wrecker from Fawbush Body Shop and will be stored in Goodrich. The scene was cleared by 3:45 pm.
Special thank you: Precious Angel
Trooper Ramey Bass is the investigating officer.
Kristin Crane's 1997 Dodge Intrepid was totaled when it was slammed from behind on US-190 East...
The 1996 Chevy Tahoe that struck Crane's vehicle was also totaled (the vehicle rolled multiple times before coming to rest upright).
Crane is checked by an EMS professional and her mother.
Crane's vehicle was recovered by Ken's Towing (Note: Ken's new wrecker).
Houdini thinks he's hot stuff sitting in Ken's new wrecker.
Mixi was on the job for PolkCountyToday.com
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