Accident Claims Life of Goodrich Man, LIVINGSTON, November 10, 2011 - At approximately 6:15 am on November 8, 2011, Fred Douglas Ross, 52, of Huntsville, had his 18 wheeler (a purple 1999 Freightliner) on US-190 West on the shoulder of the east-bound side. Ross was four and a half miles west of Livingston. Ross attempted to pull back onto the road but failed to yield to an oncoming east-bound blue 2003 Dodge Caravan driven by John Doyle White, 47, of Goodrich. White's vehicle slammed into the rear axel of the tractor portion of Ross' rig. White deflected off Ross' vehicle into the oncoming traffic of the west-bound lane and was broadsided (on the passenger's side) by a gray 1986 Chevy truck driven by Johnny Gonzalez, 38, of Livingston. John White's vehicle came to rest on the shoulder of the west-bound lane while Gonzalez's vehicle stopped behind White's. Fred Ross came to a stop on the shoulder east-bound lane. Americare Ambulance Service was dispatched to the scene along with Deputies from the Polk County Sheriff's Office and Troopers Ramey Bass and Donny Akers with the Texas Highway Patrol. John Doyle White sustained major upper body injuries and was rushed to Livingston Memorial Hospital by Ambulance. White was later driven by Ambulance to Hermann Hospital in Houston. Johnny Gonzalez and truck driver Fred Ross were physically okay. Fred Ross was cited for an unsafe turn. White's vehicle was recovered by Fawbush Wrecker Service and was stored in Goodrich while Gonzalez's vehicle was recovered by George White & Sons Wrecker Service and was stored in Onalaska.
A Turn for the Worst 47 year old John Doyle White of Goodrich passed away at 10:04 am at Hermann Hospital the following day (November 9).
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