Justice of the Peace Stephen McEntyre pronounced Ruth Peoples dead at the scene.
Married Couple Killed in Morning Accident, GOODRICH, April 5, 2010 - At 9:50 am on April 5, 2010 an 18 wheeler driven by Albert Alameda, Jr., 54, of Van Vleck, Texas was north-bound on US-59 in Goodrich. Alameda's 18 wheeler was slammed from behind by a north-bound silver 2006 Chevy Impala driven by Ruth R. Peoples, 78, of Many, Louisiana. The impact of the collision killed Peoples in impact. Americare Ambulance Service was dispatched to the scene along the with Livingston Volunteer Fire Department Heavy Rescue Unit, Deputy Brent Foster, and DPS Trooper Kevin Burman, Corporal Sam Lattner, and Sergeant Nita Bowen. Emergency personnel removed Ruth Peoples Husband (Melvin People's, 80) from the vehicle and loaded him onto an ambulance. Justice of the Peace Precinct 4, Stephen McEntyre pronounced Ruth Peoples dead at the scene. PHI Air Medical was called in to transport Melvin Peoples away. Sadly, after landing, Melvin Peoples died while in the care of EMS Personnel. The services of PHI were called off. Traffic on 59 North was routed to the shoulder as the accident was being investigated and cleared. Albert Alameda was transported to Livingston Memorial Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. A rollback wrecker from Ken's Towing recovered Peoples' car and it will be stored at Harrison Body Shop in Livingston. The scene was cleared shortly after 11 am.