DPS Releases Name of Pickup Driver in Garbage Truck Collision, LIVINGSTON, December 2, 2016 - The Texas Department of Public Safety has released the name of the young man that was killed in a head on collision with a garbage truck on November 29th on US-190 East. 21 year old Cory Neill, of Livingston, was killed on impact when his pickup truck slammed into a large garbage truck shortly after noon on November 29, 2016. The driver of the garbage truck was uninjured in the accident. Both vehicles caught fire from the collision and burned. Neill was traveling on the wrong side of the road when the collision happened. The accident remains under investigation by the Texas Department of Public Safety.
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The accident happened on US-190 East, less than a mile east of Sam Houston Electric Cooperative.
Pickup vs Garbage Truck is Fatal, LIVINGSTON, November 29, 2016 - At approximately 12:45 pm on November 29, 2016, a large Santek garbage truck driven by Jason Ferguson, 36, of Livingston, was east-bound on US-190 East a short distance east of Sam Houston Electric Cooperative. According to witnesses, Ferguson was in the right lane (slow lane) when a west-bound Chevy pickup, driving in the in the left lane (of the east bound side) swerved into Ferguson's lane and slammed into Ferguson's garbage truck. Evidence at the scene shows that Ferguson was indeed in the right lane and that he slammed on his brakes in an effort to avoid the collision. The collision forced both vehicles to the shoulder of the of the east-bound side of 190. The vehicles caught fire. Livingston Volunteer Fire Department was dispatched to the scene along with Allegiance Ambulance Service, Officers with Livingston Police Department, Deputies from the Polk County Sheriff's Office and Corporal Ramey Bass, Darwon Evans, Donny Akers, Chris Cain, Zach Lenderman and Sergeant Sam Lattner (all with the Texas Highway Patrol). Ferguson escaped the fire and was transported by ambulance to CHI Livingston Memorial Hospital with minor injuries. The driver of the pickup is believed to have been killed on impact. All traffic on 190 was blocked during investigation and cleanup. Justice of the Peace, Larry Whitworth performed an inquest at the scene. The driver of the pickup's name is being withheld pending positive identification. A first call car from Cochran Funeral Hometransported the victim to the Jefferson County Medical Examiners Office in Beaumont. A rollback wrecker from Ken's Towing recovered the pickup and it will be stored at Harrison Body Shop in Livingston. The garbage truck was recovered by a heavy duty wrecker from Clifton Chevrolet out of Corrigan. The accident remains under investigation by the Texas Department of Public Safety.
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Corporal Ramey Bass (Center holding clipboard) is the accident investigator (Sergeant Sam Lattner pictured at left).
Justice of hthe Peace, Larry Whitworth (left) performed an inquest at the scene.
The driver of the pickup was transported from the scene by a first call car from Cochran Funeral Home to the Jefferson County Medical Examiners Office in Beaumont (the driver's name is being withheld pending positive identification).
A truck was used to pull the pickup off of the garbage truck.
Once the two vehicles were separated, the Chevy pickup wasn't recognizable.
The pickup was recovered by Ken's Towing.
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