Justice of the Peace, Robert "Dooley" Johnson speaks with Corporal Ramey Bass with the Texas Highway Patrol. Johnson performed an inquest at the scene.
Fatal Accident, Medical Condition Believed to be Possible Cause, SCENIC LOOP, October 27, 2021 - Sometime during the 4 am hour on October 27, 2021, a black 2015 Ford Super Duty pickup was east-bound on FM-3277. The vehicle suddenly left the pavement to the left and struck a tree head on (next to FM-3277 across from Lake Livingston Village). Evidence at the scene suggests that that the driver, John Warren Kelley, 58, of Livingston, never applied the brakes. Allegiance Ambulance Service was dispatched to the scene along with the Scenic Loop Volunteer Fire Department, Deputies with the Polk County Sheriff's Office, and Troopers Corporal Ramey Bass and Nick Hatton with the Texas Highway Patrol. Kelley was deceased when first responders arrived and had no signs of physical trauma from the crash. Justice of the Peace, Robert "Dooley" Johnson performed an inquest at the scene. Kelley was transported from the scene by a first-call car from Cochran Funeral Home. Kelley's vehicle was 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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58 year old John Warren Kelley, of Livingston, was driving this 2015 Ford Super Duty pickup east on FM-3277 when he left the pavement to the left and struck a tree. Investigators believe that a possible medical condition caused Kelley to leave the pavement and crash.
Kelley's airbags deployed.
Kelley's vehicle struck this tree head on and slid off the tree to the right.
Corporal Ramey Bass, with the Texas Highway Patrol, is the primary accident investigator.
Kelley impacted the tree so hard that it snapped the top off the tree.
Kelley was transported from the scene by Cochran Funeral Home.
Kelley's vehicle was recovered by Ken's Towing.
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