This 2004 Nissan Frontier is registered to Ricardo Justo Velazquez, 37, of Corrigan.
Driver Rolls Pickup, Flees Scene, LIVINGSTON, July 17, 2015 - Shortly before 1 am on July 17, 2015, a tan 2004 Nissan Frontier was north-bound on US-59 just south of Beauty Shop Road. Evidence at the scene suggest that the driver left the pavement to the right, then overcorrected to the left, left the pavement once again (this time to the left) and entered the grassy median where his pickup rolled and came to rest upside down facing south. Deputies from the Polk County Sheriff's Office were dispatched to the scene including Sergeant David Ramsey, Corporal Adam Norris, and Deputy Victor White. Trooper Chris Cain with the Texas Highway Patrol was summoned to investigate. Witnesses to the accident stated that they saw the driver flee the scene and ran to the vicinity around Beauty Shop Road (on the south bound side of 59). The vehicle is registered to Ricardo Justo Velazquez, 37, of Corrigan. Deputies searched the area but did not locate the driver. Beer bottles and cold opened beer was found in the pickup's wreckage as there was also a fairly strong scent of alcohol coming from the vehicle. The accident remains under investigation. A rollback wrecker from Ken's Towing recovered the vehicle and it will be stored at Harrison Body Shop in Livingston.
Velazquez's vehicle came to rest upside down facing south in the median between the north and south bound lanes of US-59.
Trooper Chris Cain (right) is the accident investigator (also pictured is Corporal Adam Norris with the Polk County Sheriff's Office).
Cold beer was found in the pickup's wreckage.
Velazquez's vehicle was turned upright and recovered by Ken's Towing.
If you would like to comment on this story, we'd love to hear from you. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to include the story subject in the subject line of your email, also list your name and town in your letter. Your letter will be posted in Letters to the Editor.