Kasi Reyes (left) was cited for failure to yield and no insurance (Officer Chad Ward pictured speaking with Reyes).
Failure to Yield = 1 Rollover, LIVINGSTON, November 23, 2011 - At approximately 10:40 am on November 23, 2011, James Matthews, 42, of Kountze, was west-bound on US-190 West in front of Wal-Mart. Matthews suddenly found himself and his family turned sideways on the road when they were clipped by a red 1998 Ford Expedition driven by Kasi Reyes, 24, of Livingston. Reyes pulled out from the east entrance at Wal-Mart and failed to yield to Matthews who had the right-of-way. Matthews' 2008 Chrysler Aspen came to rest on its side in the left lane of the west-bound side of the road, while Reyes' vehicle stopped in the middle of the turning lanes between the east and west bound sides. Americare Ambulance Service was dispatched to the scene along with the Livingston Volunteer Fire Department Heavy Rescue Unit and Officers with the Livingston Police Department, including investigating Officer Chad Ward. Other than bumps and bruises, nobody was seriously injured. Traffic was partially blocked during investigation and cleanup. According to Officer Ward, Reyes was cited for failure to yield right-of-way from a private drive and no insurance. A rollback wrecker from Ken's Towing recovered Matthews' vehicle and it will be stored at Harrison Body Shop in Livingston. The scene was cleared by 11:15 am.
James Matthews' 2008 Chrysler Aspen lays on its side after getting clipped by Reyes' Ford Expedition.
The damage to the 1998 Ford Expediton was minimal.
Matthews' vehicle was recovered by Ken's Towing. Reyes' vehicle was drivable and was driven from the scene.
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