UPDATE ON FATAL HEAD ON COLLISION (07/17/22)... LIVINGSTON, July 18, 2022 - The Livingston Police Department has released the information on yesterday's fatal head on collision, including all details and names of drivers. The following is a press release from the Livingston Police Department:
On July 17, 2022, at approximately 1:02 pm the Livingston Police Department responded to a three-vehicle traffic accident located at 816 US Highway 59 Loop North with injuries. When Officers arrived, there was entrapment with two drivers and the Livingston Fire Department was summoned to the scene to extricate the victims using the Jaws of Life. EMS was also summoned to the scene to treat the injured. During the investigation, Officers were able to identify the driver of one of the vehicles as Timothy Patrick Flanigan, 57, of Livingston, who was found deceased. The drivers of the other two vehicles were identified as Hope McDade (84) and Mike Frers (45) both of Livingston.
According to the preliminary investigation, Flanigan’s vehicle was observed by a witness traveling southbound on the northbound frontage road and entered Highway 59 from the exit ramp and collided head on with McDade’s vehicle that was traveling northbound on Highway 59. After impact, both vehicles came to rest on Highway 59 blocking both northbound lanes of travel. After extrication, McDade was later transferred by Air Life Air Medical to Kingwood with incapacitating injuries and Frers was not injured.
The accident is still under investigation by the Livingston Police Department and assisted by the Texas Department of Public Safety.
END OF PRESS RELEASE
ORIGINAL STORY BELOW
Head On Collision, 1 Driver Flown, 1 Deceased, LIVINGSTON, July 17, 2022 - Shortly after 1 pm on July 17, 2022, the driver of a silver 2006 Dodge Caravan was north-bound on US-59 (across from American Legion Hall) when the driver of a black Chevy HHR, for some reason, turned onto the exit ramp and drove into the oncoming traffic, and slammed head on into the Dodge Caravan. The Dodge came to rest in the middle of the road while the Chevy HHR came to rest on the shoulder. Allegiance Ambulance Service was dispatched to the scene along with the Livingston Volunteer Fire Department Heavy Rescue Unit, and Sergeant Dallas Early, Chris Simmons, Chad Lilley, and Detective Leon Middleton with the Livingston Police Department. Additionally, Troopers Nick Hatton and Johnny Wilkerson and Deputy Terri Mayer with the Polk County Sheriff's Office arrived to assist. The driver of the Chevy HHR was allegedly killed on impact. The driver of the Dodge was flown from the scene by Air Life Air Medical. The Chevy had two dog passengers, 1 dog was killed. All traffic on the north-bound side of 59 was blocked during flight operations and partially blocked during investigation and cleanup. The names of the drivers have not yet been released. Both vehicles were recovered by Ken's Towing and will be stored at Harrison Body Shop in Livingston (Ken's was assisted by Dan's Towing). This accident remains under investigation by the Livingston Police Department.
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The driver of this 2006 Dodge Caravan was north-bound on US-59 when another vehicle entered the wrong way from an exit ramp and collided head on with it.
The driver of the Chevy HHR entered US-59 from an exit ramp and drove into oncoming traffic causing the head on collision.
A dog in the Chevy was trapped. Polk County Animal Rescue was able to safely remove the dog from the vehicle and get the dog to safety where it will be cared for.
The driver of the mini van was treated by EMS personnel and then flown from the scene by an Air Life Air Medical helicopter.
Both vehicles were recovered by Ken's Towing. Ken's was assisted by Dan's Towing.
A first-call car from Cochran Funeral Home transported the driver of the Chevy from the scene.
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