Officer Kaleb Barker with Livingston PD investigated the accident.
Single Vehicle Accident, Driver Flown to Conroe, LIVINGSTON, October 29, 2015 - Shortly before 1 pm on October 29, 2015, a blue 2003 Chevy Trailblazer, driven by Cleophus Eric Lewis, Jr., 20, of Livingston, was north-bound on the US-59 feeder. Lewis was allegedly distracted by eating as his vehicle left the pavement to the left. Lewis overcorrected to the right, crossed back over the pavement, left the pavement to the right, struck and embankment and went airborne. According to witnesses, Lewis' vehicle came off the embankment tumbling end-over-end while in the air, struck the utility line, landed in the parking lot of the Livingston American Legion Hall, rolled and slammed sideways into a steel pole. Americare Ambulance Service was dispatched to the scene along with Officers Kaleb Barker, Brandon Brewer, and Sergeant Lewis Milner with the Livingston Police Department. Livingston Police were assisted by Deputies Rey Davalos and Terri Mayer with the Polk County Sheriff's Office. Lewis was loaded into an ambulance and transported to CHI Livingston Memorial Hospital where a PHi Air Medical Helicopter landed and flew him to Conroe Regional Hospital with serious injuries. Traffic on the feeder was not blocked during investigation and cleanup. Lewis could be facing citations. The accident remains under investigation by Livingston Police Department. A rollback wrecker from Fawbush Wrecker Service recovered Lewis' vehicle and it will be stored in Goodrich.
Special thank you: Chris Moehlman
20 year old Cleophus Eric Lewis' vehicle rolled into this ditch and struck the embankment on the other side causing him to go airborne. He struck the utility line (pictured) and landed in the parking lot of American Legion Hall and tumbled into a steel pole sideways and upright.
Lewis was loaded into an ambulance and transported to a landing zone for a PHi Air Medical Helicopter.
Lewis was transported by helicopter to Conroe Regional Hospital.
Lewis was allegedly distracted by eating.
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