UPDATE ON THIS MORNING'S CREEK WRECK:The name of the driver in this morning's crash that occurred in Choates Creek (U Turn in South Livingston) has been released. At around 5 am on August 16, 2023, a 2019 Dodge Journey, driven by Roxanne Harrison, 32, of LaMarque, was south-bound on the US-59 Feeder Road (near Bounds Autoplex). As Harrison entered the U-Turn that goes under 59, her speed was too fast and her car left the pavement and went all the way down to the bottom of Choates Creek. With the current drought, the stream only trickled underneath Harrison's vehicle. Harrison was entrapped with her three kids (ages 1, 5, and 6). Livingston Volunteer Firemen and Livingston Police were able to successfully get the family from their vehicle safely. Fortunately, there were no serious injuries. All four were transported by ambulance to CHI Livingston Memorial Hospital. Special thank you: Livingston Police Departmentfor this update
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SUV Crashes Into Choates Creek, Mother and Kids Entrapped, LIVINGSTON, August 16, 2023 - At around 5 am on August 16, 2023, the driver of a black Dodge Crossroad (name of driver not yet released), was south-bound on the US-59 Feeder Road. The driver entered a curve too fast at the U-Turn at Choates Creek, drove off the pavement, into the weeds, and all the way into Choates Creek. Her vehicle came to rest on its driver's side facing north, wedged in the creek. Allegiance Ambulance Service, Livingston Volunteer Fire Department, and Officers with Livingston Police Department were dispatched to the scene. According to sources, all were rescued. The vehicle was recovered by Dan's Towing out of Livingston. PolkCountyToday.com will update this story as soon as more information is made available.
The driver of this Dodge Crossfire entered a curve too fast at the U-Turn (near Bounds Autoplex), left the road and turned over all the way down into Choates Creek.
A crew from Dan's Towing recovered the vehicle (and was assisted by Ken's Towing).
Katy was on duty for PolkCountyToday.com.
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