Head On Collision Leaves 1 Deceased, BIG SANDY, July 1, 2020 - At approximately 10 pm on June 30, 2020, a red 2019 Dodge pickup, driven by Edward Lee Shelman, 58, of Winnsboro, was west-bound on FM-943. As Shelman was approaching the intersection of FM-1276, a white 2004 Chevy Impala, driven by Shawn Gerald, 20, of Onalaska, pulled off 1276 and directly into Shelman's lane causing a head on collision (Gerald had a stop sign). Both vehicles slid into the grass (Shelman's vehicle turned on its passenger's side). Allegiance Ambulance Service was dispatched to the scene along with Segno and Livingston Volunteer Fire Departments, Corporal Austin McCracken with the Polk County Sheriff's Office, and Trooper Allen Stanton with the Texas Highway Patrol. Sadly, Gerald was killed on impact. Edward Shelman was transported by ambulance to CHI Livingston Memorial Hospital. His passenger, 34 year old Eric Shelman, of Winnsboro, was transported by ambulance to a landing zone and flown to Houston with serious injuries. Justice to the Peace, Sarah Rasberry performed an inquest at the scene. All traffic at the scene was blocked during investigation and cleanup. A first-call car from Cochran Funeral Home transported Gerald from the scene. Gerald's vehicle was recovered by Dan's Towing and Recovery out of Livingston. Shelman's vehicle and trailer were recovered by Ken's Towing and will be stored at Harrison Body Shop in Livingston. This accident remains under investigation by the Texas Highway Patrol.
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56 year old Edward Shelman, of Winnsboro was driving the 2019 Dodge pickup. The 2004 Chevy Impala was driven by 20 year old Shawn Gerald, of Onalaska.
Shelman was pulling a trailer with landscaping equipment and cleared underbrush.
Justice of the Peace, Sarah Rasberry performed an inquest at the scene (also pictured Trooper Allen Stanton).
A first-call car from Cochran Funeral Home prepares to transport Gerald from the scene.
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