62 year old Perry Morales, of Corrigan, was transported by ambulance to CHI Livingston Memorial Hospital.
Driver Slams Other Vehicle Then Rolls, Intoxication Suspected, LEGGETT, February 5, 2022 - A approximately 8:45 pm on February 5, 2022, a white 2013 Dodge pickup, driven by Apryl Lyons, 22, of Huntsville, was south-bound on US-59 (next to the Chevron in Leggett). Lyons was suddenly slammed from behind by a gray 2004 Jeep Cherokee, driven by Perry Morales, 62, of Corrigan. After impacting Lyons' vehicle, Morales swerved left into the oncoming north-bound lanes and rolled. His vehicle came to rest upside down partially on the shoulder of the north-bound lanes. Allegiance Ambulance Service was dispatched to the scene along with Sergeant William Land and Deputy Tobias Martinez with the Polk County Sheriff's Office and Troopers Donny Akers and Ashlee White with the Texas Highway Patrol. Morales crawled from his vehicle under his own power and laid down on the pavement. Lyons was physically okay. Morales smelled of marijuana and admitted to having drank alcohol prior to the accident. Morales was transported by ambulance to CHI Livingston Memorial Hospital. Traffic on both sides of 59 was partially blocked during investigation. According to multiple witnesses, Lyons' pickup did not have tail lights. This accident remains under investigation by the Texas Highway Patrol. Morales may be facing the charge of driving while intoxicated. Both vehicles were recovered by Clifton Chevrolet out of Corrigan.
62 year old Perry Morales, of Corrigan, was driving this 2004 Jeep Cherokee south-bound on US-59 in Leggett when he slammed a pickup from behind, then rolled his vehicle.
22 year old Apryl Lyons, of Huntsville, was driving this 2013 Dodge pickup when she was impacted by Morales.
Emergency personnel surrounded Morales after he crawled from his vehicle and laid down on the pavement.
Morales' vehicle was turned upright and recovered by Clifton Chevrolet out of Corrigan.
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