2 Vehicle Accident Sends 3 to Hospital, LIVINGSTON, November 1, 2008 - A 2 vehicle accident on Highway 146 South sent two women and a man to the hospital. At approximately 2:45 pm on November 1, 2008, a Maroon 2001 Chrysler Town & Country Minivan driven by Alex Ray, 34, of Lufkin, was pulling a trailer and south-bound on 146 South when they slowed down to turn onto Tom Cummins Road and was slammed from behind by a black 2007 Dodge Caliber driven by Brenda Purvis, 63, of Livingston. The collision pushed the trailer into rear of Ray's vehicle causing heavy rear end damage while Purvis' vehicle sustained heavy front end damage. Purvis' upper and lower airbags deployed. Polk County Sheriff's Deputy Terri Mayer was one of the first responders at the scene and Joined by co-workers, Sergeant Perry Alexander, and Deputies Billy Duke and James Romero. Additionally, DPS Trooper Chris Stanbery was dispatched to investigate. 2 Americare Ambulances arrived at the scene and was treating Purvis, Ray, and a female passenger who was with Ray. All three were transported to Livingston Memorial Hospital with unspecified injuries. All 4 lanes of traffic on 146 were blocked as the accident was being cleared and investigated. Livingston Volunteer Fired Department arrived with an fire engine to assist in the clean-up. Alex Ray will be issued a citation for no insurance while Purvis will be issued a citation for failure to control speed. Purvis' vehicle was towed by a rollback wrecker from LakeView wrecker service and will be stored at LakeView Body Shop in Livingston while Ray's vehicle and trailer was towed by a wrecker service out of Lufkin. The scene was cleared and traffic fully flowing by 3:30 pm.