Car Rear Ends 18 Wheeler, Intoxication Suspected, Driver Flown, SCHWAB CITY, July 10, 2023 - At approximately 10 am on July 10, 2023, an 18 wheeler tanker, driven by Raymond Dwayne Dowdell, 64, of Liberty, was south-bound on US-146. Dowdell slowed to make a right turn onto Grandbury Lease Road and was slammed from behind by a black 2013 Infiniti G-37, driven by Raymond Dale Rusher, 22, of Plano. Rusher's vehicle came to rest right there while Dowdell pulled right, onto Grandbury Lease Road and stopped. Allegiance Ambulance Service was dispatched to the scene along with the Holiday Lake Estates and Livingston Volunteer Fire Departments, Deputies from the Polk County Sheriff's Office and Trooper Kevin Burman with the Texas Highway Patrol. Rusher was treated at the scene and then loaded onto a medical helicopter and transported to Kingwood Hospital with serious injuries. Dowdell was physically okay. Intoxication by Rushing is suspected (possible marijuana). Traffic on 146 was partially blocked during investigation and cleanup. Rushing was cited for failure to control speed and no seatbelt. Rushing's vehicle was recovered by Pop's Wrecker Service and will be stored in Livingston. The 18 wheeler was driven from the scene. This accident remains under investigation by the Texas Highway Patrol.
22 year old Raymond Dale Rusher, of Plano, was driving this 2013 Infiniti G37 south-bound on US-146 when he slammed into the back of an 18 wheeler tanker.
64 year old Raymond Dwayne Dowdell, of Liberty, was driving this 18 wheeler and attempted a right turn onto Grandbury Lease Road when he was slammed from behind.
Rusher is tended to by EMS personnel.
A medical helicopter landed on 146.
Rusher was transported by medical helicopter to Kingwood Hospital with serious injuries.
Rusher's vehicle was recovered by Pop's Towing and will be stored in Livingston.
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