Trooper David Flowers is the investigating officer.
Livingston Woman Sustains Major Injuries in Accident, Alcohol Suspected, LIVINGSTON, March 14, 2012 - At around 2:15 am on March 14, 2012, a tan 2005 Kia Sorento driven by Carla Franklin, 48, of Livingston, was east-bound on FM-2457. Franklin's vehicle veered right and struck the guard rail at Tempe Creek. Her vehicle then cut left, crossed over both lanes of 2457 and slammed into the guard rail on the other side of the road, veered back right and rolled her vehicle 2 times. Franklin was ejected during the rollover. Her vehicle came to rest on the driver's side and she landed on the pavement about 15 feet in front of the vehicle. Americare Ambulance Service was dispatched to the scene along with the Scenic Loop Volunteer Fire Department, Deputies from the Polk County Sheriff's Office and Trooper David Flowers with the Texas Highway Patrol. Franklin sustained major head injuries. A helicopter was called for, but due to weather conditions, could not fly. Franklin was rushed to Livingston Memorial Hospital by Ambulance. All traffic on 2457 was blocked during investigation and cleanup. According to Trooper Flowers, Alcohol is suspected in this crash. A rollback wrecker from Harwood Bros. Wrecker Service recovered Franklin's vehicle and it will be stored at 101 Harwood Drive in Livingston. The scene was cleared sometime after 4 am.
Special thank you: Big Jim Harwood
Carla Franklin's 2005 Kia Sorento rolled 2 times on FM-2457 and came to rest on its driver's side.
Alcohol and empty bottles were found in the vehicle.
Franklin's airbag deployed.
Franklin's vehicle was recovered by Harwood Bros. Wrecker Service.
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