Trooper Darwon Evans is the accident investigator.
Fatal Accident, Alcohol Suspected, LIVINGSTON, October 29, 2015 - Shortly before 11 pm on October 28, 2015, a blue 2010 Ford Mustang GT, driven by James Hogg, 74, of Livingston, was east-bound on FM-3126. Evidence at the scene suggests that Hogg was traveling at a high rate of speed when his vehicle left the pavement to the right and struck an embankment at Nickerson road causing his car to go airborne. Further evidence shows that Hogg's vehicle went about 20 feet into the air and traveled over three hundred feet (in the air) through tree branches. Hogg's vehicle landed a little over 300 feet from where his car initially went airborne at Nickerson and 3126. Americare Ambulance Service was dispatched to the scene along with the Scenic Loop Volunteer Fire Department, Deputies Cody Hardy, Victor White, Khaela Tinsley, and Sergeant David Ramsey with the Polk County Sheriff's Office and Troopers Darwon Evans and Ashlee McBride with the Texas Highway Patrol. Hogg was unresponsive to emergency personnel. He was removed from his car and loaded into an ambulance. EMS personnel immediately began CPR on Hogg and transported him to CHI Livingston Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead. A family member that came to the scene admitted that Hogg had been drinking prior to driving. A rollback wrecker from Ken's Towing recovered Hogg's vehicle and it will be stored at Harrison Body Shop in Livingston.
Hogg's vehicle struck this embankment t 3126 and Nickerson Road. The embankment caused his car to go airborne to a height of approximately 20 feet and travel over 300 feet in the air.
This picture was taken standing at the edge of 3126 facing into the woods where Hoggs' vehicle landed.
Trooper Ashlee McBride assisted Trooper Evans in the investigation.
Hogg's airbag deployed.
Hogg's vehicle was recovered by Ken's Towing.
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