18 Year Old Dies From Injuries in Vehicle Crash, HOUSTON, November 9, 2016 - The Diboll teen who crashed into the back of a logging truck, north of Corrigan, passed away from injuries. Jimmy David Gossett, 18, of Diboll passed away on November 7th in Houston. Gossett was north-bound on 59 near Goat Hill Road when his vehicle slammed into the back of a north-bound 18 wheeler logging truck. It is not known why Gossett slammed into the back of the rig. He reportedly had worked the night before and perhaps fell asleep while driving. The accident remains under investigation by the Texas Highway Patrol.
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18 Year Old Driver in Extreme Critical Condition After Slamming Into Logging Truck, NORTH POLK COUNTY, November 2, 2016 - At approximately 7:05 am on November 2, 2016, an 18 wheeler logging truck driven by James Clinton Renfro, 38, of Polok, was north-bound on US-59 near Goat Hill road. According to Renfro, he was slammed from behind so hard that it nearly pushed his rig off the road. Renfro knew that he had been struck by a car and, according to him, he pulled his truck to the right of the pavement and off the road in order to prevent a multi-car pile up. The vehicle that struck Renfro's rig was a red 2010 Mazda 3, driven by Jimmy David Gossett, 18, of Diboll. Allegiance Ambulance Service was dispatched to the scene along with the Corrigan Volunteer Fire Department and Troopers Donny Akers and Corporal Ramey Bass with the Texas Highway Patrol. Firemen cut the roof off of Gossett's vehicle in order to gain access to him. Gossett was transported by ambulance to CHI St. Luke's Lufkin in extreme critical condition. He was transported to Houston a short time later. Traffic on the north-bound side of 59 was partially blocked during investigation and cleanup. A rollback wrecker from Riley Wrecker Service recovered Gossett's vehicle and it will be stored in Corrigan. Renfro's 18 wheeler was serviced, repaired and driven from the scene.
Trooper Donny Akers is the primary investigator.
Corporal Ramey Bass assisted in investigation.
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