Reader Calls In Tip, Suspect in Custody in Bicycle Hit and Run, LIVINGSTON, July 17, 2017 - At approximately 5 pm on July 16, 2017, Officers with Livingston Police Department moved in and made an arrest on the hit and run accident that hospitalized to bicyclists. A reader of this website saw the description (white pickup with orange tool box) and called Livingston Police Department. The officers had enough evidence from the scene to establish probable cause and execute an arrest warrant on Mario Martinez Perez, 45, of Livingston. Officer Brandon Brewer placed Perez under arrest. Perez has admitted that it was his truck. This crime remains under investigation by Livingston Police Department.
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Officer Scott Paske (left) is the accident investigator (Paske being assisted by Officer Kaleb Barker).
Pickup Strikes 2 Bicyclists, Flees Scene, LIVINGSTON, July 16, 2017 - Shortly before 8 am on July 16, 2017, Julie Ann Wilson, 59, of Livingston, and Amy Senften Casey, 57, of Onalaska, were south-bound on the US-59 feeder in the right lane (slow lane) when the driver of a white pickup allegedly attempted to pass them, but ended up striking both cyclists and causing major injuries. One of the cyclists sustained a broken leg and possibly other bone fractures. Both cyclists were wearing helmets and had proper and adequate visibility markings and lights on their bicycles. Americare Ambulance Service was dispatched to the scene along with Officers Scott Paske, Kaleb Barker, and Detective Marty Drake (all with Livingston Police Department). Additionally, Trooper Kevin Burman with the Texas Highway Patrol arrived to assist. The driver of the pickup decided to flee the scene rather than help the cyclists and remains at large. Wilson and Casey were transported to CHI Livingston Memorial Hospital. According to the victims, the pickup was white, believed to be a Ford, and possibly had an orange tool box. All traffic on the south-bound feeder was blocked during investigation and cleanup. The pickup left several clues behind and detectives are investigating. This investigation is ongoing by Livingston Police Department.
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(L-R), Officer Scott Paske, Trooper Kevin Burman, Detective Marty Drake.
Both cyclists were wearing helmets and had proper visibilty measures.
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