The Rundown on Yesterday's Multi Car Pileup, GOODRICH, June 9, 2020 - Okay, so there was a funeral procession leaving from Cochran Funeral Home headed south on 59. One of the vehicles in the procession was a black, full size Dodge pickup driven by Jennifer Lynn Farrar, 49, of Cleveland. Farrar failed to control her speed and slammed a Ford pickup in front of her, knocking that pickup into another vehicle (that's three vehicles so far). As the wreck on the south-bound side was being tended to by first responders, a silver small pickup on the north-bound side was slammed from behind by another vehicle (both of those vehicle slid into the center median) (someone was lucky enough to capture that one on cell phone video). That's five vehicles total in two separate wrecks at the same location. A total of four people were hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries. Farrar will be facing a citation for failure to control speed. The driver in the second wreck that struck the small pickup from behind is also facing a citation for failure to control speed.
EDITOR'S NOTE: This story is a correction from the original story account that I posted yesterday (listed below).
Multi Car Pileup Hospitalizes Several, GOODRICH, June 8, 2020 - At approximately 4:35 pm on June 8, 2020, a multi car pileup occurred mostly on the south-bound side of US-59 about a half mile south of the Goodrich Truckstop. Evidence at the scene suggests that a north-bound vehicle swerved left, went through the median and entered the south-bound lanes and crashing into a funeral procession. At least six vehicles were involved. At least three people were hospitalized. Multiple ambulances were dispatched to the scene along with the Goodrich and Livingston Volunteer Fire Departments, Deputies from the Polk County Sheriff's Office and Trooper Ashlee White with the Texas Highway Patrol. Due to the size of the accident and large scope of the accident investigation, cleanup, and other urgencies, we were not yet able to ascertain the full details of exactly how this accident occurred and the exact number of vehicles involved. There were no fatalities, and no injuries appeared to be life threatening. We will do an update on this story.
EDITOR'S NOTE: The information that's stated above, as far as exactly how this accident happened is not confirmed at this time. If I'm wrong, we'll correct the story.
Evidence suggests that the pile up was caused by a north-bound vehicle that swerved left, entered the center median, then entered the north-bound lanes and crashed into a funeral procession.
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