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DRIVER CRITICAL AFTER TRUCK GOES AIRBORNE

WILLIE OPENSHAW –POLKCOUNTYTODAY.COM

At approximately 10 pm on June 2, 2018, a white and red 1986 Ford pickup, driven by Larry Lamb, 53, of Livingston, was west-bound on FM-943.  As Lamb approached the merge of 943 and FM-1276, his speed was estimated to be over 100 miles per hour.  Rather than veer left onto the merger, Lamb just went straight.  His pickup went airborne as it struck a slope where the two roads meet.  Lamb’s pickup jumped 1276, cleared the weeds and landed nose first in a ravine.  Allegiance Ambulance Service was dispatched to the scene along with the Livingston Volunteer Fire Department, the Alabama Coushatta Police Department and Troopers Allen Stanton and Zach Lenderman with the Texas Highway Patrol.  Lamb was transported by Ambulance to a landing zone off FM-943 where an air medical helicopter landed and transported Lamb to Hermann Hospital in Houston with severe injuries.  Lamb is facing citations for unsafe speed and driving with an invalid license.  Lamb’s vehicle was recovered by Ken’s Towing and will be stored at Harrison Body Shop in Livingston.

Lamb was estimated to be driving over 100 miles per hour when he approached the merge of FM-943 and FM-1276.

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