A Chevy Impala driven by Cassandra Williams, 34, of Livingston, was north-bound on US-59 and was slammed from behind by an 18 wheeler.
18 Wheeler Slams Car From Behind, 1 Hospitalized, NEW WILLARD, March 30, 2017 - Shortly before 12 noon on March 30, 2017, a red 2011 Chevy Impala, driven by Cassandra Williams, 34, of Livingston, was north-bound on US-59 (a short distance south of the weigh station) in the right lane. Williams was driving slow and had her hazard blinkers on when she was slammed from behind by an 18 wheeler driven by Leonard Rogeau, 67, of Dallas. Williams' vehicle came to rest on the right shoulder of 59 while Rogeau came to a stop in the right lane behind her. Americare Ambulance Service was dispatched to the scene along with the Livingston Volunteer Fire Department, Corporal Mark Dubose and Deputy Liham White with the Polk County Sheriff's Office and Corporal Ramey Bass, Allen Stanton, and Sergeant Sam Lattner with the Texas Highway Patrol. Williams was transported by ambulance to CHI Livingston Memorial Hospital with undisclosed injuries. One lane of traffic on 59 was blocked during investigation and cleanup. Rogeau was cited for failure to control speed. A rollback wrecker from Ken's Towing recovered Williams' vehicle and it will be stored at Harrison Body Shop in Livingston. The 18 wheeler was recovered by a heavy duty wrecker from Clifton Chevrolet out of Corrigan.
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Cassandra Williams was loaded onto a gurney.
Williams was transported by Ambulance to CHI Livingston Memorial Hopsital.
67 year old Leonard Rogeau, of Dallas, was driving this 18 wheeler when he slammed Willaims' vehicle from behind. Rogeau was cited for failure to control speed.
Corporal Ramey Bass (right) is the primary investigator (also pictured is Trooper Allen Stanton).
Williams' vehicle was recovered by Ken's Towing.
Houdini assisted with towing duties.
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