Accident Hospitalizes Elderly Couple, MOSCOW, November 22, 2020 - At approximately 3:35 pm on November 22, 2020, a white 2019 Ford Fiesta, driven by Karen Murphy, 80, of Lake Oswego, Oregon, was south-bound on US-59. Murphy's vehicle suddenly slammed into a gray 2005 Dodge Neon, driven by Zenon Hernandez Castillo, 63, of Cleveland. Castillo was north-bound on 59 and attempted a left turn into the parking lot of Sunoco (on the south-bound side of 59). Castillo failed to yield to south-bound Murphy. The vehicles collided sending Murphy (and her husband) off the pavement to the right as they slid sideways into a utility pole. Castillo's vehicle came to rest on the pavement. Allegiance Ambulance Service was dispatched to the scene along with the Corrigan Volunteer Fire Department and Troopers Corporal Ramey Bass and Ashlee White with the Texas Highway Patrol. Karen Murphy was able to move under her own power, her husband was pinned in the vehicle. Volunteer Firemen were able to get his door open and carefully get him onto a gurney. Murphy and her husband were transported to CHI Livingston Memorial Hospital with undisclosed injuries. Castillo was physically okay. Traffic was not blocked. Castillo was cited for failure to yield. Murphy's vehicle was recovered by Clifton Chevrolet out of Corrigan. Castillo's vehicle was recovered by Riley Wrecker Service out of Corrigan.
Corporal Ramey Bass speaks with 80 year old Karen Murphy of Lake Oswego, Oregon.
63 year old Zenon Hernandez Castillo, of Cleveland, was driving this gray 2005 Dodge Neon. Castillo attempted a left turn from the north-bound lanes into a parking lot of the south-bound side and failed to yield to Murphy.
Murphy's vehicle slid sideways into a utility pole. Her husband's door was pinned by the utility pole. Clifton Chevrolet used their wrecker to pull the vehicle forward so that firemen could get the door open and free Mr. Murphy.
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