Trooper/Mailman: Trooper Zach Lenderman tries to sort through mail after several mailboxes were taken out by a 3 vehicle accident.
3 Vehicle Accident Hospitalizes 2, ALABAMA COUSHATTA COUNTRY, September 28, 2018 - At approximately 3:45 pm on September 28, 2018, a white 2016 Ford Transit van, driven by Donald Hemm, 58, of Rye, was east-bound on 190 East a short distance west of the entrance to Alabama Coushatta Reservation. Hemm stopped and was waiting to make a left turn into a private driveway when he was slammed from behind by a silver 2010 Dodge Charger, driven by Javier Moreno Turrubiartes, 22, of Livingston. Turrubiartes attempted to swerve to avoid striking Hemm. Turrubiartes' driver's side fender slammed into the rear passenger's side of Hemm's vehicle. The impact knocked Hemm's vehicle into the west-bound lane causing the van to impact a west-bound white 2016 Chevy Trax, driven by Charlotte Tindel, 50, of Goodrich. The impact heavily damaged the driver's side of Tindel's vehicle as it slid off the pavement to the right, and came to rest in the grass on the west-bound side. Americare Ambulance Service was dispatched to the scene along with the Alabama Coushatta Fire Department and Troopers Nick Hatton, Kevin Burman, and Zach Lenderman with the Texas Highway Patrol. Turrubiartes and Tindel were transported by ambulance to CHI Livingston Memorial Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Hemm was physically okay. Traffic on 190 was partially blocked during investigation and cleanup. Turrubiartes was cited for failure to control speed. His vehicle was recovered by Ken's Towing and will be stored at Harrison Body Shop in Livingston. The other two vehicles were recovered by LakeView Wrecker and will be stored in Livingston.
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Trooper Kevin Burman gets information from Donald Hemm, of Rye. Hemm's vehicle was slammed from behind when he was waiting to make a left turn off 190 East near the Indian Reservation.
Hemm was slammed by this 2010 Dodge Charger driven by 22 year old Javier Moreno Turrubiartes, of Livingston.
Hemmes' vehicle was knocked into this 2016 Chevy Trax, driven by 50 year old Charlotte Tindel, of Goodrich.
The sandwich effect: Hemm's vehicle was slammed from behind, then knocked into another vehicle slamming the front end of his vehicle.
Turrubiartes' vehicle was recovered by Ken's Towing.
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