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1 driver goes to jail, 2 to hospital after 3-car crash


LIVINGSTON — Failure to yield right-of-way caused a three-car crash on U.S. 190 West at FM 350 South that sent two people to a local hospital at about 3:30 p.m. Thursday. The driver of a 1991 red Ford F- 150 — Ascencio Alani Escalante, 40, of Livingston — failed to yield right-of-way while attempting to turn left on FM 350 South and hit a 2000 brown Mazda MX6 driven by Casandra Denise Brooks, 24, of Onalaska, which was eastbound on U.S. 190, according to a report filed by Livingston Police Officer Ashley Early. The impact caused the Mazda to strike a third vehicle, a 2010 blue Dodge Challenger driven by Evelyn Annette Ross, 48, of Livingston. Brooks and Ross were taken to Memorial Medical Center- Livingston. Escalante was arrested for no driver’s license and no insurance and cited for failure to yield right of way while turning left. He was transported to the Polk County Jail by Livingston Police Department Officer Kevin Blackburn. Livingston Volunteer Fire Department dispatched two trucks and 11 firefighters to assist with extricating victims from vehicles, debris removal and traffic control.


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