Livingston Man Hospitalized in Accident, LIVINGSTON, November 13, 2009 - Shortly before 9 pm on November 12, 2009, a red 2007 Ford F-150 driven by Andre Lilley, 43, of Livingston was north-bound on US-59 in Goodrich near the Polk Pick it Up Truckstop. Lilley failed to stop in time when a vehicle in front of him moved into the left lane exposing an 18 wheeler that had slowed down in order to turn into a truckstop. The 18 wheeler was a 1996 Peterbilt driven by Marcus Del Angel, 51, who was driving for Louisiana Transportation, Inc. Lilley slammed into the back of the 18 wheeler. The collision totaled Lilley's truck while the 18 wheeler sustained minor rear end damage (bent in framework and 1 flat tire). Americare Ambulance Service was dispatched to the scene along with Polk County Sheriff's Deputy Darren Crow and DPS Troopers Ramey Bass and Kevin Burman. Lilley was transported to Livingston Memorial Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The right lane of traffic on 59 North was blocked as the accident was being investigated and cleared. Both parties had insurance. Andre Lilley will be issued a citation for failure to control speed. A rollback wrecker from Ken's Towing recovered Lilley's vehicle and it will be stored at Harrison's Body Shop in Livingston. The 18 wheeler was still drivable and did not have to be towed. The scene was cleared by 10 pm.
Andre Lilley only received minor injuries from this horrific accident.
Deputy Darren Crow was the first law man on the scene.
DPS Trooper Kevin Burman (right) and Deputy Darren Crow investigate.
Andre Lilley's airbag deployed.
Lilley's truck was recovered by Ken's Towing.
When the truck was removed, a myriad of vehicle fluids and metal pieces remained on the road.
Ken swept up the metal fragments and Livingston Fire Department hosed down the road of the vehicle fluids.
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