Two die in crash Friday
Polk County Enterprise - December 2007
LIVINGSTON – Two young men were pronounced dead at 12:36 a.m. Friday, Nov. 23 after a collision with a tractor-trailer just north of Corrigan.
According to DPS reports, a 1989 Dodge Dakota pickup driven by Robert Stephen Miller, 24, of Huntington was eastbound on FM 357 when Miller disregarded a stop sign at the intersection with U.S. Highway 59.
The pickup slid under a northbound tanker being hauled by a 2004 Peterbilt driven by Francis A. Martel, 58, of Mount Dora, Fla.
The pickup came to rest in the barrow ditch on the westbound side of U.S. 59.
Miller and Kevin Bradley McFarland, 23, of Lufkin were pronounced dead at the scene. Martel and a passenger were not injured.
Couple injured in DWI crash
A Louisiana couple was taken by ambulance to Memorial Medical Center-Livingston following an accident at 3:10 a.m. Nov. 21.
Cory Jeffery Cobena, 20, of Marrero, La. was charged with a first offense of DWI.
Cobena was southbound on the inside lane of U.S. Highway 59 when he fell asleep, according to DPS reports. The 1998 Chevy Blazer he was driving veered into the median.
Cobena overcorrected to the right, crossed both southbound lanes and left the roadway before entering the treeline, rolling and coming to rest upside down.
Cobena and a passenger, 19-year-old Alesia Diamond, also of Marrero, were taken by ambulance to Memorial Medical Center-Livingston with unspecified injuries.