Billy Gibson's 2003 Chevy Tracker crashed through a chainlink fence and stone structure (vehicle pictured at left).
Major Accident: 1 Deceased, 2 in Critical Condition, Alcohol Suspected, ONALASKA, November 11, 2010 - At approximately 7:45 pm on November 11, 2010 a major accident occurred on FM-356 in Onalaska. Driver William "Billy" Gibson, 69, of Onalaska, and his 2 passengers (Adam Crowton and Michael Shane Morris) were allegedly on their way back from JJ's Bar in Point Blank. Gibson was north-bound on FM-350 North when his blue 2003 Chevy Tracker left the road to the right, slid through the grass crashed through a chain link fence, rolled and crashed through a stone structure. The vehicle came to rest upright facing east. Americare Ambulance Service was dispatched to the scene, along with the Onalaska Volunteer Fire Department, the Onalaska Police Department, and DPS Troopers David Flowers, Ramey Bass, and Sergeant Nita Bowen. Firemen cut the top of the vehicle off to gain access to the trapped occupants. Billy Gibson and passenger Adam Crowton were transported to Livingston Memorial Hospital in critical condition. Passenger Michael Shane Morris, 30, of Pearland was killed. Morris didn't have his seatbelt fastened. Justice of the Peace Larry Whitworth performed an inquest at the scene. One lane of traffic was blocked during investigation and cleanup. There were beer cans in the car and a heavy smell of alcohol coming from the vehicle. According to Trooper Flowers, Billy Gibson will be charged with intoxication manslaughter. Gibson did have insurance. A first-call car from Cochran Funeral Home recovered Michael Morris. A rollback wrecker from George White and Sons Wrecker Service recovered Gibson's vehicle and it will be stored in Onalaska. The scene was cleared before midnight.