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Several ice-related car crashes, only 2 injuries
Polk County Enterprise - December 2008
LIVINGSTON – Despite investigating numerous minor accidents during last week’s icy weather, Texas Highway Patrol available reports indicate there were only two traffic-related injuries. Those two people were injured in a one-vehicle accident at 12:30 a.m. Thursday on U.S. 287, 6.5 miles west of Corrigan. A 1995 Chevrolet pickup truck driven by Robert Russell Cook, 29, of Groveton was southbound when it struck ice on the roadway, according to Trooper Darwon Evans. The vehicle left the roadway and struck a tree. Cook, listed with non-incapacitating injuries, was transported by ambulance to Memorial Medical Center in Lufkin. A passenger in the truck, 17-year-old Joseph Woychesin of Groveton, was also listed with non-incapacitating injuries and was taken to his residence by his father, the report indicates. Cook was cited for unsafe speed for the road conditions, although that speed was below the speed limit. Also investigated was a two-vehicle accident at 9:37 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 7, on FM 1988 at Hwy. 146, 2.1 miles south of Livingston. A 2003 Toyota pickup truck driven by Joshua Wade Sanders, 18, of Livingston was northbound on Hwy. 146, failed to drive in a single lane, and struck a 2006 GMC pickup truck which was stationary on FM 1988, waiting to turn onto Hwy. 146, according to Trooper Chris Stanbery. The driver of the stationary truck, 37-year-old Senobia Mendez Ramos of Livingston, was listed with incapacitating injuries, as was one of two passengers, 29- year-old Martha Ramos. A second passenger in the Ramos vehicle was listed with possible injuries. All three were transported by ambulance to Memorial Medical Center- Livingston. Sanders was cited for failure to drive in a single lane.