Name Released From Fatal Accident on 146, LIVINGSTON, December 22, 2017 - The name of the man who died shortly after a major accident on US-146 at FM-2610 has been released. Jonathan Hemphill, 43, of Spring, is identified as the driver of the Nissan. Hemphill was at the stop sign of FM-2610 at 146 when he pulled onto 146 directly in front of a full size passenger van. The van broadsided Hemphill's vehicle knocking it off the roadway. Hemphill was transported from the scene to CHI St. Luke’s Hospital in Livingston and was pronounced deceased by Polk County Justice of the Peace Jessica Stanton.
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Fatal Accident on 146, ACE, December 19, 2017 - At approximately 6:30 am on December 19, 2017, a white 2015 Chevy 6500 passenger van (with IAH Detention Facility) driven by James Earl Brown, 65, of Point Blank, was south-bound on US-146. Brown's van suddenly slammed into the driver's side of a gray 2001 Nissan Maxima (driver's name being withheld at this time). The driver of the Nissan was at the stop sign at FM-2610 and pulled onto 146, but failed to yield to Brown. Americare Ambulance Service was dispatched to the scene along with the South Polk County Volunteer Fire Department, Deputies from the Polk County Sheriff's Office, and Troopers Darwon Evans, Ramey Bass, David Morris, and Sergeant Sam Lattner with the Texas Highway Patrol. Brown and his two passengers were transported to CHI Livingston Memorial Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The driver of the Nissan was also transported to CHI by ambulance where he passed away from injuries a short time later. Traffic on 146 was partially blocked during investigation and cleanup. Both vehicles were recovered by LakeView Wrecker and will be stored in Livingston.
We will publish the information of the driver of the Nissan when the name of the driver is released.
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62 year old James Earl Brown, of Point Blank, was driving this 2015 Chevy 6500 passenger van south-bound on US-146.
The driver of this 2001 Nissan Maxima pulled off of FM-2610 directly into Brown's vehicle path.
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