Driver, 41 year old Billy Been (sitting), of Livingston, stated that he tried to avoid a deer and lost control of his pickup.
Rollover Accident Hospitalizes Driver and Passenger, SWARTWOUT, October 16, 2016 - At approximately 6:35 am on October 16, 2016, a gray 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 pickup driven by Billy Been, 41, of Livingston, was east-bound on FM-1988 (3529 block) when, according to Been, he swerved to avoid a deer in the road. Been's vehicle left the pavement to the left, then over corrected to the right, then back to the left where his pickup left the pavement again and rolled. Been's vehicle came to rest on its passenger's side in the weeds. Allegiance Ambulance Service was dispatched to the scene along with Corporal Jacob Chapman and Deputy Dave Sotasante with the Polk County Sheriff's Office and Trooper Allen Stanton with the Texas Highway Patrol. Both Been and his passenger were transported by ambulance to CHI Livingston Memorial Hospital with undisclosed but non-life-threatening injuries. Traffic on 1988 West was partially blocked during investigation and cleanup. No citations were issued. A rollback wrecker from Ken's Towing recovered Been's vehicle and it will be stored at Pollock's Body Shop in Livingston.
Trooper Allen Stanton is the accident investigator.
Tire marks on the pavement lead to Been's turned over pickup.
Been's vehicle was turned upright and recovered by Ken's Towing.
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