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DPS: Unsafe speed causes crash into storage building
Polk County Enterprise - November 2008
LIVINGSTON – The driver of a pickup truck that struck a storage building off FM 3277 early Thursday initially left the scene, according to Texas Highway Patrol reports. A 2007 Chevrolet pickup truck driven by Bryan L. Belveal, 32, of Livingston pulled out from a private drive onto FM 3277 at an unsafe speed, causing the driver to lose control, according to Trooper Robert Akers. The truck traveled west off the road and struck a storage building. The driver reportedly sustained non-incapacitating injuries, but left the scene. He was later ticketed for unsafe speed, no seat belt, accident involving damage to vehicle and striking a fixture or highway landscaping. The accident occurred at 12:05 a.m. 9.5 miles west of Livingston. Local troopers investigated two injury accidents on Wednesday, including a two-vehicle collision at 11:45 a.m. on U.S. 190, two miles east of Livingston. A 2000 Toyota pickup truck driven by Decil S. Burns, 19, of Livingston and a 2008 Chevrolet driven by Lonnie E. Williams, 65, of Livingston were both westbound in the outside lane. According to Trooper Darwon Evans, Burns failed to control speed and struck the rear of Williams’s vehicle. Both drivers were listed as uninjured, but a passenger in the Chevrolet, 48-year-old Ella Williams, was taken by ambulance to Tyler County Hospital in Woodville with non-incapacitating injuries. Also reported Wednesday was a one-vehicle accident at 12:30 p.m. on Tom Cummings Road, four miles east of Livingston. A 2002 Ford pickup truck driven by Edna L. Harris, 37, of Livingston was southbound and lost control on rough gravel in a curve, according to Evans. The pickup truck struck a fence and tree. Although Harris was listed with possible injuries, she was not transported by ambulance, according to the trooper’s report. She was cited for unsafe speed/ under the speed limit. A motorcyclist was injured in an accident at 3:25 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 2, on FM 356, four-tenths of a mile north of Onalaska. A 2006 Honda motorcycle driven by Edward Ramirez, 50, of Houston was southbound when it struck loose gravel on the edge of the road, according to Trooper David Morris. The motorcycle left the road to the right and rolled over. Ramirez, listed with non-incapacitating injuries, was transported by ambulance to Memorial Medical Center – Livingston. No charges were filed.