Driver Crashes Pickup Into Woods, Staggers to Road for Help, LIVINGSTON, November 13, 2021 - At approximately 5:20 pm on November 13, 2021, a blue 2001 Chevy pickup, was west-bound on FM-1988 East when the pickup left the pavement to the left and plunged into the woodline near Providence Road (a short distance from Future Wise gas station). The driver, Jesse Phillips, 26, of Livingston, crawled from the wreckage. Phillips was covered in blood and made his way back out to the pavement and was found staggering on 1988 by a passer by who called 911. Allegiance Ambulance Service was dispatched to the scene along with Deputy Dustin Montgomery with the Polk County Sheriff's Office and Trooper Cotye Lowrie with the Texas Highway Patrol. Phillips was able to communicate to first responders that he had crashed his truck. He also admitted to having been drinking beer prior to the accident and appeared to be intoxicated. Trooper Lowrie and Deputy Montgomery began searching for the pickup and initially weren't able to locate it. Due to Phillips' condition, he wasn't able to communicate where the pickup was. Phillips was transported by ambulance to CHI Livingston Memorial Hospital where a medical helicopter landed and flew him to Conroe Regional Hospital. Shortly after 9 pm, Trooper Lowrie was able to locate Phillips' pickup. The vehicle was approximately 25 yards into the woodline and had struck at least two trees. All Star Wrecker was summoned to recover the vehicle and was assisted by Ken's Towing. Pending toxicology reports, Phillips could be facing the charge of driving while intoxicated. This accident remains under investigation by the Texas Highway Patrol.
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26 year old Jesse Phillips, of Livingston, was found staggering around on FM-1988 after crashing his 2001 Chevy Pickup into the woods off of FM-1988 East.
Phillips was transported by ambulance to CHI Livingston Memorial Hospital where a medical helicopter landed and transported him to Conroe Regional.
Phillips' pickup was found about 4 hours later. The pickup was plunged into the woodline approximately 25 yards.
There was also cold beer found in the bed of the truck.
A Smith & Wesson 9mm pistol was also found in the truck.
The pickup was recovered by All Star Towing and was assisted by Ken's Towing.
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