Polk County

4 flown to Houston after TX 146 crash

(This post was edited at 7:25 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020 to correct the spelling of the name of one of the drivers involved in this crash)

A two-vehicle crash on Texas 146 Friday afternoon sent four people to Houston hospitals by air ambulance and two others went to the emergency room in Livingston with a family member.

The crash occurred on Texas 146 at Providence Road at about 2:42 p.m. when a 2007 Chevrolet passenger car was northbound and attempted to turn left onto Providence Road when it was struck by a southbound 2003 Ford SUV, according to Sgt. David Hendry, safety education trooper for DPS’s Lufkin District.

The Chevrolet driver was identified as Keyla Woodward, 29, of Livingston. Woodward and two child passengers ages 9 and 5 were flown to Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston for treatment.

Brenda Burks, 50, also of Livingston was driving the SUV, Hendry said.  Four children traveling with Burks ages 12, 11 and two 8-year-olds were also transported for evaluation and treatment. Burks told troopers she was not injured. Two of her passengers were flown to Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston, according to John Haynes, assistant chief of the Livingston Fire Department. Two other minors were taken to CHI St. Luke’s Hospital in Livingston by a family member, the preliminary report said. 

Thirteen firefighters with two firetrucks responded. 

Four separate helicopters were used to transport the injured passengers between 3:22 p.m. and 4:12 p.m., according to Livingston fire reports.

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