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Nederland man killed in crash with log truck Friday
Polk County Enterprise - October 2009
LIVINGSTON – A 43-yearold Nederland man died early Friday after his car collided with a log truck on U.S. 190 East near County Line Road. The deceased, Arnold Lee Prewitt, was driving a 2001 Ford Taurus westbound when it crossed into the oncoming lane of traffic and collided with an eastbound unloaded log truck driven by 51-year-old Anthony Hardy of Cleveland, according to Trooper Ramey Bass. The accident occurred at approximately 4:50 a.m. Prewitt was transported by ambulance to Memorial Medical Center in Livingston, where he was pronounced dead at 6:08 a.m. by Precinct 4 Justice of the Peace Steve McEntyre. Prewitt’s body was later taken by Pace Funeral Home to the medical examiner’s office in Jefferson County, where an autopsy will be performed. Hardy was uninjured in the accident, according to the trooper. Three injured in FM 2457 crash Also investigated was a two-vehicle collision at 9:55 a.m. Thursday on FM 2457, 3.2 miles west of Livingston. A 2007 Ford Mustang driven by Joseph A. Galardi Jr., 59, of Livingston and a 2005 Dodge pickup truck driven by Willard R. Pearce Jr., 65, of Pensacola, Fla. were both eastbound. Pearce yielded to traffic to enter U.S. 190 and Galardi failed to control speed, striking Pearce’s truck, according to Trooper Robert Akers. Pearce, Galardi and a passenger in the Mustang, 59-year-old Maggie Galardi, were all listed with non-incapacitating injuries and were transported by ambulance to the Livingston hospital. Joseph Galardi has been charged with first-offense DWI, according to Akers.