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Polk County Enterprise - Local News
Stories Added - July 2009
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Trinity man, 83, dies in head-on collision
Polk County Enterprise - July 2009

LIVINGSTON – An 83-yearold Trinity man was pronounced dead at the scene of a two-vehicle collision Sunday morning on U.S. 190, 13.8 miles east of Livingston. The deceased, Vincent C. Guzzi, was driving a 2000 Nissan Pathfinder eastbound. According to Trooper M. Brent Murray, a westbound 1999 Ford Explorer driven by Colden H. Poncho, 18, of Livingston crossed the center stripe and struck Guzzi’s vehicle. Poncho’s vehicle came to rest facing west in the eastbound lane and Guzzi’s Nissan came to rest facing west on the road shoulder. Poncho and a 15-year-old passenger in his vehicle were taken by ambulance to Memorial Medical Center in Livingston, both listed with incapacitating injuries.

Guzzi’s body was taken to Cochran Funeral Home. No charges have been filed in connection with the accident, which occurred at 5:56 a.m. A 31-year-old Livingston woman was transported by helicopter to Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston last Thursday after being ejected from the motorcycle she was riding on FM 1276. Angela A. Blum was riding a 2005 Harley-Davidson motorcycle southbound at approximately 9 a.m. and struck a rock in the road as she topped a hill, according to Trooper Sammy Lattner.

The motorcycle left the road ments will be announced when finalized. to the right and entered a ditch, ejecting the driver. No charges have been filed. Also investigated last Thursday was an accident at 10:04 a.m. on U.S. 190, 6.7 miles east of Livingston. A 2004 Jeep Cherokee driven by Dennis R. Spikes, 59, of Burkeville was eastbound when the driver blacked out due to unknown medical reasons, Lattner said. The Jeep left the road to the right, struck an embankment and flipped approximately twice, coming to rest on its top. Debris flew off of the Jeep, causing minor damage to a legally parked 2008 Chrysler sedan owned by Jo Anne Smith of Livingston, according to the trooper. Spikes, listed with incapacitating injuries, was transported by ambulance to the Livingston hospital.



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