Liberty Constable Struck Directing Traffic

DAYTON, Febuary 16, 2017 - Around 5:15 PM on Wednesday a Red pickup truck driven by Samuel Leyva age 39 of Cleveland was traveling south on SH 146 South of Dayton.

Just north of Mont Belvieu Liberty County Constable Justin Johnston and Liberty County Sheriff’s Deputies were directing traffic working extra jobs to facilitate parking in the parking lot adjacent to the roadway.

The Red pickup struck a barrier, then a patrol vehicle and then struck Johnston who was outside of his vehicle.

Samuel Leyva is in a Houston Hospital after suffering serious injuries. His seven year old child passenger did not sustain serious injuries in the crash.

Constable Pct. 1 Justin Johnston is in critical condition in the hospital.

Charges are now pending against Leyva.

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