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Driver ejected in rollover crash on FM 1988 Tuesday
LIVINGSTON – One person was ejected and another was partially ejected in a rollover accident at 11:53 p.m. Tuesday on FM 1988 between U.S. 59 and Hwy. 146. A 1998 Toyota 4-Runner driven by Kenny Dean Nunley, 40, of Splendora was westbound at an unsafe speed when the vehicle left the road to the right and the driver overcorrected to the left, according to Trooper David Morris. The Toyota rolled multiple times, coming to rest in a ditch on the eastbound side of the highway. The driver, who was ejected from the vehicle, was transported by medical helicopter to Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston. A passenger, 30-year-old Billy Lee Nunley, was partially ejected and was transported by ambulance to the Livingston hospital with non-incapacitating injuries. No charges had been filed at press time. Several charges were filed in connection with a one-car accident at 12:05 a.m. Wednesday on FM 3277 at FM 3126. A 2000 Chevrolet Impala driven by Austin Bryce Tutwiler, 24, of Shepherd was eastbound on FM 3277. The driver disregarded the stop sign at FM 3126 and the car traveled through the intersection and struck a tree line, according to Trooper Robert Akers. He said the driver left the crash scene but was later identified through investigation. Tutwiler was listed with non-incapacitating injuries. A passenger, 30-year-old John Wayne Dodge, was not injured and was arrested for public intoxication, according to the trooper. Tutwiler was charged with leaving the scene of an accident, disregarding a stop sign and having an open container of alcohol in the vehicle.